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

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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 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.