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Laura Govan Describes 'Jackie's Crazy,' Charity, Future Projects

It’s common for a lot of people to be in relationship limbo for a while before getting back together again for what they feel is the last time. What advice do you have for women in a similar situation?

I believe that as parents you can make it work. You have to make a conscious decision that you’re going to be mature enough to be in the same room with somebody who is doing their own thing if you’re not gonna be together. If you are gonna be together and you don’t get along then you have to realize that that’s not always the best thing because if you’re just doing it for the kids then you’re gonna make it worse. You have to do what’s best for you and your family. Being together ain’t always the best thing for you and your family and being apart may be what’s best. But I would never give somebody advice on their relationship like that because you would have to come up with what works for you.

How’s the adjustment to Orlando?

Orlando is hella slow but it’s so peaceful. I was telling Gilbert the other day that I don’t have no drama. I can’t give you no juice and I don’t talk about nothing. I don’t look at blogs. I’m busy with the children. I’m always doing some activity—playing sports, working out—I’m always busy so I love it. At first l was like, this sh*t is the worst but now I’m getting to meet new people, really nice people. I actually really like it.

Are you gonna be on Basketball Wives, with the Florida women?

If I’m asked to do Miami I wouldn’t mind but I’m a loyal person, I know where my bread and butter is at.

The LA ladies had drama but you also seemed to have a better chemistry than Miami and when you patched things up it seemed to last longer.

Yeah. The girls that I worked were amazing. Some of them became good friends of mine. Malaysia’s a really good friend of mine; Imani—we’re actually having Thanksgiving as a family together. She’s coming to my parents’ house for the day. It’s like we became family. You can’t compare Miami to LA because we do live two different lives. Although they have children like Evelyn, her daughter’s a lot older and Shaunie’s kids are older. Our children are all about the same age. We’re really into their lives and what they’ve got going on so it’s two different cities and two different lives.

The only one who didn’t seem to mesh after a while was Jackie but was that editing because she seemed cool at first and then—

Nah it wasn’t editing, that nigga is crazy! There was some editing that took place but that was all on Draya, she caught the good stuff but Jackie, that nigga crazy! Mental, emotional, physical—she got all kinds of problems. The thing with J is once you know her you just deal with her and keep it moving. She’s like that crack head auntie and you realize, oh, here she comes and then you deal with her. She makes you laugh and you keep it moving.

Wow, on a lighter note you’re planning a wedding now, how’s that coming along?

I’m easy, not literally but I don’t have to have a 100 million dollar wedding. I have a million dollar ring, I’m not trippin’ off a big wedding. I want something small and intimate and I want it to be with people who aren’t gonna be like let’s take some bets, she’s getting a divorce. I want it to be with people who really love us. It’s gonna be small and intimate. I’ll keep it cute and quaint.

What else are you working on?

Besides the DVD with the workouts, I’m definitely doing children’s books. Me and my kids put some stuff together and the concept of what we’re doing is a little different from just a book but you have to wait and see because it’s cute, and I’m really excited about that. I’m actually starting a clothing line for after pregnancy because I had a really hard time. I would meet people and they would be like, “Oh my God, you’re pregnant, how many months are you?” And I’m thinking, damn I just had the baby three months ago so I want clothes that—I cant tell you how I’m gonna make them that’s the amazing part but I want clothes for women after thy have a baby so they can start getting back in shape. There’s things you can do even in your clothes to get back in shape so I’m gonna start that next year, and I give away a lot of things on twitter like bags, or Christian Louboutins that I don’t wear anymore. I also do a lot with the community, which is unsaid. I do a lot with homeless shelters. I do a lot with teenage pregnancy, so I have a lot of little projects going on. I’m giving a way a lot in the Bay Area for Thanksgiving and Imani is joining me. We’re gonna give away five 100 dollar gift cards to a grocery store for Thanks giving, we’re gonna do a big feast giveaway for 500 dollars, so we’re gonna be doing things especially since Thanksgiving is a time when people need to come together. So that’s what I have going on and you can definitely follow me on Twitter @L4govan.

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VICE CEO Doesn't Believe Desus And Mero's Brand Is Strong Enough For Showtime

Comedy duo Desus & Mero have kept their brand strong since joining forces in 2012 but the newly-appointed CEO of Vice believes their move to Showtime wasn't the best decision.

In an interview with Elle, Nancy Dubuc shared her plans to rebuild the outlet since reports of sexual harassment allegations, unlawful HR practices and the stepping down of Shane Smith came to light this year. Changing the bro culture has removed content and replacing it with more substantial content and finding gems that will also replace the gap left by Desus & Mero.

The guys brought high ratings to the network during their reign from August 2016 to June 2018, but Dubuc doesn't see this happening for their upcoming series at Showtime. “They’re going to a platform that their audience doesn’t pay for,” she said.  “I told them, ‘You can always come back.’”

In an interview with Bossip over the summer, the guys revealed their contracts were cut two months early after news about their deal with Showtime went public. They show consisted of the two commentating on the latest in politics and pop culture while interviewing big names like Gabrielle Union, Rachel Maddow, Diddy, Vic Mensa and Tracee Ellis Ross. They also opened up about their organic approach in comedy was nearly butchered when the network demanded them to work 24/7.

“We were carrying that network on our back, and we felt the weight,” Desus said. “They were talking about, ‘Do not take the weeks off because we don’t get ratings,’ and it’s like, 'Yo, we’re just two people.'”

“We were literally the LeBron of that network,” Mero added. “As a dad, you wanna be around for milestones for like graduations, birthdays…and it’s obnoxious to have to be like, ‘I can’t go to my kid’s graduation because we leave the studio at 3 o’clock and the graduation is at 4.’”

Mero believed the duo were undervalued and not appreciated by the network until it was too late. Their brand transcended platforms as the guys are still active on Twitter and their podcast roots, taking the brand to new heights.

“The channel wanted us to die for this f**king network,” Desus said at the time.  “We’re also the highest rated show on the network, put some respect on our name, have someone come massage my feet.”

We doubt the duo will go back to Vice as excitement for their series on Showtime continues to grow. The guys are already making strides by adding black women to their writing team and recently dropped a teaser for the show.

The brand is strong. #DESUSandMERO are bringing the culture to #Showtime beginning Thurs, Feb 21, at 11p/10c! #BodegaHive pic.twitter.com/3DwcWXgrEO

— Desus & Mero on SHOWTIME (@SHODesusAndMero) November 29, 2018

Desus and Mero will premiere on Showtime Feb. 21 at 11 pm ET.

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Meek Mill To Man Who Vandalized Grandmother's Home: 'Just Don’t Let Us Catch You'

An unidentified man spray-painted a racial slur on Meek Mill's grandmother's Philadelphia home, and the rapper is sending a warning to the vandal who did the deed.

The Championships MC wrote on Twitter that a white man painted "racial remarks" on the South Philly home. Surveillance footage shows that the word "ACORN" was written, which is a term reportedly associated with white supremacists.

"A white man sprayed a racial remarks on my Grandmom’s house last night in south philly referencing white Privileged [sic]," the "Going Bad" rapper wrote on Twitter on Tuesday (Dec. 18).  "The crazy part is this was a all black neighborhood 20 years ago It was gentrified and now this! Just don’t let us catch you coward!"

Meek also revealed that his family just purchased the house, and the area's gentrification has given way to home remodeling.

Meek's allegiance to his home city has always been clear. After returning from a four-month stint in prison, he rang the Liberty Bell at a Sixers home game. His song "Dreams and Nightmares" has also become an unofficial anthem for the area. It's a shame that his family and many others re experiencing racism in 2018, but we're certain that there are authorities working to fix the situation and find the perp.

 

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A white man sprayed a racial remarks on my Grandmom’s house last night in south philly referencing white Privileged.... the crazy part is this was a all black neighborhood 20 years ago It was gentrified and now this!! The funny part is we just bought this house ... after its remodeled more blacks coming soon ! 🤷🏾‍♂️🤷🏾‍♂️🤷🏾‍♂️🤷🏾‍♂️

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A white man sprayed a racial remarks on my Grandmom’s house last night in south philly referencing white Privileged.... the crazy part is this was a all black neighborhood 20 years ago It was gentrified and now this! Just don’t let us catch you coward! T… https://t.co/ieIA61NUyY

— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) December 18, 2018

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El Chapo's Reportedly Deceived Suppliers To Buy Meth Ingredients

More tea is being spilled in the trial of pseudo-famous Mexican drug lord  Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Loera. On Monday (Dec. 17), it was revealed in court that El Chapo went to the sister of a Colombian drug trafficker to cop methamphetamine for his Sinaloa drug cartel.

According to the New York Daily News, Jorge Milton Cifuentes Villa was one of the witnesses called to the stand during the 61-year-old's criminal preceding in the States. Chapo is being hit with a laundry list of charges including money laundering, conspiracy, firearms and international distribution of cocaine, meth, heroin, and marijuana.

Cifuentes confessed Chapo went behind his back and made a deal with his siblings who are also involved in their illegal activities to be a source for methamphetamine so that he can turn a profit in his business.

Cifuentes said that Chapo neglected the fact that meth is extremely addictive and can damage the physical and mental state of young people who consume it and purchased from his sister and brother, the drug's precursor ephedrine.

“Don Joaquín knows I (didn’t) like to f**k around with ephedrine,” Cifuentes said in the courtroom.

It wasn't until after a plane that carried Colombian-imported cocaine crashed on it's trip to Mexican that Cifuentes' siblings came clean and admitted they took a deal with Chapo as it the ephedrine was also in the cargo of the aircraft.

Cifuentes escaped to Venezuela in 2010 around the time these incidents were going down and changed his mind regarding meth out of desperation for money, saying that “Hunger made me change my mind."

Chapo faces life in prison if convicted of all charges.

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