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Reality TV Recap: Fantasia Denies Homewrecking; La La Gets Advice From Tyrese

Fantasia For Real

For people who have an abnormally morbid curiosity about the drama that celebrities get themselves into every day, rest assured that we will get to witness some of the drama involving Fantasia’s alleged affair with a married man. In short, according to the trailer the aftermath of her suicide attempt from the moment she is found unconscious will be covered later in the season (as if YBF hasn’t covered it already). Last night’s premiere started out with the typical R&B star stuff, like when Fanny talked to her manager about getting her career back on track but things heated up when her aunt and mom confronted her about possibly being a homewrecker. They said they had heard rumors from the “media” and wanted to set the record straight with her so they sat her down and tried to get answers.

Fanny claimed that the situation wasn’t what people thought and stormed off saying she wasn’t ready to address the situation. She later explained that she had been in several toxic relationships ever since having a child, at 17. Therefore, despite her denial as far as breaking up a marriage, it could possibly be true. People with a history of bad relationships tend to have low self-esteem so it could have been that the man she was dealing with, who shall remain nameless, picked up on that and told her what he thought she wanted to here. We're no Dr. Phil, but that theory doesn’t require a Ph. D to figure out. No one will ever really know what happened but hopefully we’ll also see Fantasia move past this—in a positive direction. One thing that might work to her advantage is that her annoying brother Teeny has moved into his own place.

LaLa's Full Court Wedding

Despite high divorce rates in American society, we're still a wedding obsessed country when it comes to extravagance, so it makes sense that LaLa and Carmelo Anthony added to the long list of celebrity couples who gave us a glimpse into the making of their ridiculously priced wedding. La La and Melo are in marital bliss now, but Full Court Wedding details the grueling process of putting together their extravagant event. Ironically, LaLa didn’t want a big wedding but Carmelo did (and so did her mom). LaLa worked with a wedding coordinator but a lot of the errands have fallen into her lap in addition to balancing motherhood and keeping her man happy.

Judging from the pictures we've all seen by now on gossip blog central, everything went well. However, it'll be fun to watch LaLa interact with her family and friends, especially her cute son, Kiyan. One of the most interesting things about last night’s episode was that she met up with her boy Tyrese (the singer) for lunch and he told her that she needed to stop hanging out with her single friends because they are coming from a different perspective. (You hear that Kim Kardashian?) It makes sense but at the same time, if La La has committed to marriage, especially after a six-year engagement, then it’s probably safe to say that her mind is right. It’s not like she’s gonna go to singles night with her girls. A friend is a friend whether single or not, as long as they’re not toxic, so La La hanging out with her single friends every once in a while isn’t too bad as long as she respects the boundaries of her union. What do you think?

Real and Chance: Legend Hunters

Apparently Vh1 couldn’t get enough of the corniest brothers on Earth The Stallionaires and decided to bring them back for a new show. They’re not looking for love this time; they’re searching for legendary monsters like giant cat fish, 1500 lb wild boars, and a host of other extremely dangerous animals in the world, including mythological creatures like The Yeti. Okay... Last night’s episode found them searching for the biggest catfish in North America, Lee’s Monster, in Stillwater, Oklahoma. First of all, these dudes are afraid of everything. Everything! They found a turtle on the street (think the turtles you would buy at the pet shop), and got the bright idea to take it for a ride. Chance rested the turtle on the partition between the driver’s seat and the passenger’s side of their car and for some odd reason, they damn near started screaming when the turtle began to move once the car was in motion. It was really weird and juvenile. (And y’all thought Will.i.am was in black face at the VMAs? smh).

But as far as Lee’s Monster, legend has it that a fisherman named Lee almost got eaten alive by the 150lb catfish, which is about four times the size of average giant catfish and about the same size as Chance, who literally weighs 130 lbs. The pair roamed town and talked to Lee’s friends and relatives who taught them how to fish for catfish (in practice tanks). They started small by getting immersed in a tank full of general, averaged sized river fish (and screamed like 5 year olds getting chased by a clown at a birthday party) and they eventually worked their way up to practicing catfish fishing in a huge tank. Long story short, once they got to the real thing, each brother caught a giant catfish (and managed to not squeal like Ru-Paul at a drag pageant in the process). There was no sighting of Lee’s Monster but despite the madness, you were almost proud that they kind of completed the task at hand. But the million-dollar question is, what ever happened to their music career? It’s not like folks are really checking for it but still, with acts like T-Baby and 50 Tyson floating around, you almost appreciate the stallion style.

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An unauthorized documentary about the rise of musician Drake can be viewed on video distribution services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime. Drake: Rewriting the Rules initially dropped on Vimeo in Nov. 2018, and now, fans of the "God's Plan" musician will have a chance to watch it at their leisure on other platforms.

The documentary chronicles the music superstar from his days growing up in Toronto, to portraying Jimmy on the hit-teen drama Degrassi, to becoming a hip-hop star and working with musicians from Kanye West to his Young Money leader, Lil Wayne.

"Discover the untold story of how Drake rewrote the rules and rose from a child actor to become a cultural phenomenon and global musical icon," writes IMDb of the film's synopsis. "He is the king of pop and hip hop, combining many musical styles into one mainstream sound." The film runs 74 minutes long. Interviews from media figures and writers are included in the doc, which was directed and written by British filmmaker Ray King. However, no representatives from Drake's team are included.

Drake has not commented on the doc as of press time. He has been relatively quiet in the news, however, it's being reported that he is close to securing a residency of sorts at the Wynn's XS Nightclub in Las Vegas.

 

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Stream: Hulu's 'FYRE Fraud' Doc Examines The Festival That Scammed Thousands

In 2017, rumors of an exclusive festival taking place in the Bahamas took over social media. Organized by Billy McFarland and promoted by Ja Rule, the FYRE Festival was the new, cool kid on the festival block and quickly put other more seasoned festivals to shame.

But all that glitters isn't gold.

FYRE FRAUD, the new documentary streaming on Hulu, takes an intimate look at the scam that left thousands stranded on the island. Directed by Jenner Furst and Julia Willoughby Nason, the dark-comedy interviews whistleblowers, victims, and the convicted con-man himself, McFarland.

In a press release, Fraust and Nason said the goal isn't to make light of those who were scammed.

"Our aim was to set the stage for a strange journey into the moral abyss of our digital age, going beyond the meme to show an ecosystem of enablers, driven by profit and willing to look the other way, for their own gain.

"We draw on countless cultural references, on true crime tension, and on humor - but we did not intend to create a toothless comedy about the Fyre Festival. We hope this film can pierce our collective apathy and disrupt our own millennial peers, if only for an instant - to look at these stories for what they truly are, and to halt this algorithm before it devours us whole."

FYRE FRAUD is now streaming on Hulu.

 

 

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Dave Chappelle Isn't Sure His R. Kelly 'Chappelle Show' Skits Were Insensitive

The Surviving R. Kelly series may be over, but the fallout from it has seemingly just begun.

Director dream hampton took to Twitter during the airing of the Lifetime documentary and spoke honestly about the several celebrity men she contacted in hopes they'd speak on camera about R. Kelly and the years of sexual allegations that have shadowed him. Among them was Dave Chappelle.

The beloved comic famously made a music video entitled "Piss On You" mocking the real-life video of R. Kelly urinating on an underage girl. During the Chappelle Show heyday, he used R.Kelly's legal woes as material for years.

TMZ caught with Chappelle in West Hollywood and asked him if he regretted not being featured in hampton's series and instead he dodged the question.

"Jesus Christ, I just had dinner," Chappelle said in between taking a drag of his cigarette. "I just ate. Strop bringing that motherf**ker up."

When pressed about whether or not he thinks his old skits were insensitive, the 45-year-old said "I don't know. I'd have to watch it again."

D.L. Hughley joined Chappelle for dinner and commented on R.Kelly and the forthcoming Michael Jackson documentary, Leaving Neverland, which outlines sexual assault allegations against the late singer.

"If you can be mad at R. Kelly, you should be mad at Michael Jackson," Hughley said.

 

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