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The Bravo Curse: 11 Reality Stars Who Should've Just Said 'No'

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Going on Bravo can either make or break you, and most of the time it’s the latter. While we can't blame the network for causing all the problems in reality stars' lives, we also can’t help but notice a trend.  Check out these 11 Bravo stars whose luck took a turn for the worse after they appeared on TV.


Apollo Nida- Real Housewives of Atlanta

It seemed as if Apollo was on the straight and narrow when he first came onto the Real Housewives of Atlanta. We watched the former inmate start a family with his wife and a family business with their donkey booty workout videos. However, news broke that Apollo was involved in more criminal activity and has recently been sentenced to eight years in prison.

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Fredrik Eklund- Million Dollar Listing New York

Before the show, Eklund was already a successful real estate agent with a booming career. His rep a took a hit in 2012 when one of his Bravo castmates revealed on air that Eklund had previously starred in gay porn videos under the name "Tag Eriksson."

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Ashley 'A.J.' Jewell- Real Housewives of Atlanta

A.J. and Kandi's relationship played a major role on Season 2 of the hit Bravo show. The two were engaged to get married, until he was shockingly killed in Oct. 2009 outside an Atlanta strip club. Authorities say A.J. "was involved in an altercation in a parking lot and received a severe blow to the head.”

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Caroline and Dina Manzo-  Real Housewives of New Jersey

The former and current Housewives of New Jersey are sisters and were initially thick as thieves. After the first season, the two fell out and haven’t really spoken to each other since.

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Camille Grammar- Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

We all heard about the divorce between Camille and actor Kelsey Grammar just a year after she joined the show. What many people haven't heard is, the next year she was diagnosed with endometrial cancer, and while recovering from a radical hysterectomy in Texas, was allegedly beat up by boyfriend Dimitri Charalambopoulos. She then got a restraining order against him and he was charged with assault of a family member and a felony.

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Luis Ortiz- Million Dollar Listing New York

On the May 13 episode of the show, the young real estate agent said, “If I put the real photos out there, nobody would come inside. A little white lie isn’t going to kill anybody!” The Department of State busted Luis and his brother David for using Photoshop to doctor pictures of apartment listings.

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Porsha Williams- Real Housewives of Atlanta

Within two seasons of being on the show, Porsha's life took a total 180 degree turn. She went through a huge divorce with her NFL playing ex, Kordell Stewart, and had to move in with her mother to get back on her feet. On the taping of the recent reunion show , co-star Kenya Moore egged on Porsha which lead to a full out physical brawl between the two. On April 16, Porsha was charged with assault by Georgia authorities and she was arrested, booked and released on $2,000 bail that same night.

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Joe and Teresa Giudice- Real Housewives of New Jersey

They went from the lap of luxury to potential prison garb. After five years of being on the show, Teresa and Joe were charged with 41 counts of fraud and tax evasion and they both pled guilty. Teresa and Joe will be sentenced in July and face more than 50 years in prison and more than $600,000 in fines.

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Russell Armstrong- Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Tragically after two seasons on the show with his wife Taylor, Russell committed suicide in Aug. 2011 by hanging himself in the bedroom of a friend's home. At the time, he and Taylor were separated and she had filed for divorce allegedly because of  physical abuse.

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Jeff Lewis and Jenni Pulos- Flipping Out

Things got tense between best friends and business associates Jeff and Jenni in 2012 when she wrote a book that Lewis claimed breached a confidentiality agreement. Jeff filed a lawsuit against Jenni, but eventually dropped it.  However, their relationship hasn't ever quite been the same.

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Shannon Beador- Real Housewives of Orange County 

Shannon and husband David's relationship was already on the rocks when they got onto The Real Housewives of OC, but it was taken on a whirlwind after personal information about their relationship was talked about and shared to the public amongst the other housewives.

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SZA Calls For Peace While Receiving 'Rule Breaker' Award At Billboard Women In Music

SZA called for peace and understanding at Billboard's Women In Music event Thursday (Dec. 6).

During her speech for the Rule Breaker award, singer-songwriter recalled today's climate, asking her peers and those watching at home for a little bit of peace.

"I'm sorry for the state of the world honestly, for everybody in this room and I pray that all of us just get through it a little bit easier and just try not to lash out at each other," she said.

The recurring theme of unity among women was also heard on the carpet from artists like Tierra Whack. In addition to her message of love, the "Broken Clocks" singer also thanked her TDE family for rocking with her creative process.

"I'm just so thankful for everybody having patience with me, " she said. Shouting out the key members of her family in attendance, the TDE affiliate gave praise to her mother, father, and grandma. In this brief speech centered around the artist's growth Solána Imani Rowe, known more commonly as her stage name, Rowe everyone for their trust in her.

"I'm grateful for everybody taking the time to have the patience to watch someone grow, it is painful and sometimes exciting but mostly boring. And I am thankful for Top (Top Dawg Entertainment's Anthony Tiffith) for not dropping me from that label. For Peter, who I change my ideas every day and he be like okay I like this," she continued.

Thanking the likes of musical powerhouses like Alicia Keys and Whack, "The Weekend" singer offered her appreciation and condolences to Ariana Grande.

Watch SZA accept the Rule Breaker award above.

READ MORE: Anderson .Paak, Tierra Whack And More Praise Female Artists At 2018 Billboard Women In Music

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Beyoncé, Rihanna, And J. Lo Make Forbes’ Highest-Paid Women In Music List

As November comes to a close, many publications will be crafting their year-end lists for all things pop culture. Forbes released a ranking of the world's highest-paid women in music on Monday (Nov. 19), with Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, and Rihanna holding it down for women of color.

Beyoncé comes in at No. 3 on the list with an earning of $60 million as she made most of her money through her historical Coachella performance, the joint album with husband JAY-Z, Everything is Love, and the Carters' On The Run II Tour in support of its release.

Jennifer Lopez made No. 6 for earnings tallying of over $47 million thanks to her lucrative Las Vegas residency, endorsements, and shows including World of Dance where she serves as a judge.

Rihanna follows behind the "Love Don't Cost A Thing" diva at No. 7 with earnings of over $37.5 million. Although she hasn't toured since 2016—thanks to her cosmetics and lingerie lines, Fenty Beauty and Savage Lingerie—the Bajan pop star has been keeping herself busy.

Forbes' annual list (which factors in pretax earnings from June 1, 2017, through June 1, 2018) has placed Katy Perry at the top with over $83 million in profits due to her gig as an American Idol judge and her 80-date Witness: The Tour that brought in an estimated $1 million per night.

Scroll down to see Forbes' full list below.

Katy Perry ($83 million) Taylor Swift ($80 million) Beyoncé ($60 million) P!nk ($52 million) Lady Gaga ($50 million) Jennifer Lopez ($47 million) Rihanna ($37.5 million) Helene Fischer ($32 million) Celine Dion ($31 million) Britney Spears ($30 million)


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Kelly Rowland Hops In Her Bag With New Single "Kelly"

Kelly Rowland has it all and isn't afraid to brag about it on her new single, "Kelly."

Released Thursday (Nov. 22), the singer goes the clubby, confident route while rightfully dropping her attributes like her relationship with God, smoldering looks (a.k.a the drip) among other things. With "Kelly" being the first single since her 2013's Talk a Good Game, the singer comes out swinging, reminding everyone of her power in the game.

The mother of one has promised that her new tunes will be edgier and most honest than her past work that included vulnerable tracks like "Dirty Laundry" and massive hits like "Motivation" and "Commander." Speaking with Vogue over the summer, Ms. Kelly disclosed a few details behind the album.

“It’s about love, loss, and gain and whether it’s professional or with family or whatever, it’s just honest," she said. "I had no choice but to be honest and authentic with this record: it’s about friendship and marriage.”

She also explained a drop in confidence caused her hiatus. “I was thinking about pulling back from recording, but I couldn’t help myself: I still wanted to record. I still felt like I was missing something. The third year just came and left so fast. The fourth year I said: ‘I have to get to work’ and now I’m ready to release some music! I felt like I wasted so much time, and it was my husband who actually called me out on it. He said: ‘Babe, as great as those records were, I think you were nervous, you got gun-shy’, and when he said that it was like boom, a gong went off.”

Glad to have you back, Ms. Kelly. Listen to the eponymous record up top.

READ MORE: Kelly Rowland Debuts Smoke x Mirrors Eyewear Collection At Barneys New York

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