Sayonara! Benzino & Althea fired from VH-1’s “Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta!”

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There are times when you really wish you did not have to say it was so and this is definitely one of them. Yes, you read the title right Benzino and his “wifey” Althea have been axed from VH-1’s hit show, “Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta!” Earlier this year the couple became at odds with cast mates, Joseline Hernandez and Stevie J. After months of hearsay, messy tweets, and outrageous Instagram posts the couples fought one another in an all out brawl during the third reunion special!

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Stevie J and Joseline

 

As you recall the fight quickly escalated involving other cast members including rapper Waka Flocka’s wife Tammy Rivera and the mother of Stevie J’s daughter, Mimi Faust. Despite the shenanigans only Benzino and Althea have been axed from the show despite rumors Joseline was on a crack induced rage during the rampage. TMZ reported the following;  “Benzino says it’s obvious he and Althea are being blamed for the fight between them and castmates Joseline Hernandez and Stevie J … a brawl that proved irresistible for other cast members. TMZ broke the story … Althea sued Joseline, claiming she started the fight while she was high on crackAlthough Althea got her ass whooped … producers sided with Joseline, even though other castmates felt Joseline should have gotten the boot.

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Perhaps since Joseline is allegedly pregnant now (a great storyline for Season 4), and she and Stevie are the stars of the series, network executives were willing to let go of “‘Zino and Thi Thi” than their resident drama king and queen. We wish Benzino and Althea the best of luck.

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“The New Denzel!” Denzel Wells, A Man in “Kontrol” of His Destiny!

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People often say the best way to make God laugh is to tell Him all your plans. They would be somewhat right if they looked at the life of Denzel Wells! Hailing from Houston, Texas; this model and actor had plans to own and run his own real estate company following college. Interestingly, destiny had other plans, placing him on a far more intriguing path. Still this rising star keeps it one hundred percent real as he dishes on life, love, success, and his promising future in the entertainment industry.

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Denzel seemed to be struck with greatness from birth, as his father named him after the famous actor, Denzel Washington. “…People are always like ‘we know who your mother liked’ until they find out my father named me…Denzel Washington was his favorite actor and he wanted me to be successful like him…I’m sure he never imagined how all this would turn out…” Indeed, Denzel has been blessed with success, and unlike most, it came relatively easy to him. Most people do not know that just two years ago he was relatively unknown, but still successful in his own right. At twenty, he had already become a real estate mogul and the CEO of his own company. He began modeling after a photographer liked his look, landing him in the pages of Essence Magazine. From there, and at the behest of others, he was prompted to try out for a spot on the twenty-first cycle of Tyra Banks’ hit show, “America’s Next Top Model!” (ANTM) As you know Denzel was cast onto the show, arguably becoming the season’s most popular male contestant. “I was so honored they picked me out of the millions of submissions they received…I believe my personality gave me the edge over the other submitters…I mean it had to be, there were a lot of good looking people who tried out, selling your personality is what’s going to put you over the top…”

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From “Bane” to “Apocalypse!” Tom Hardy is sought after to become “The X-Men’s” Next Big Villain!

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Tom Hardy (r), "Apocalypse (l)

“X-Men: Apocalypse” is on its way! This movie will mark Apocalypse’s cinematic debut; and just so you know when it comes to super villains  is the cream of the crop! Gifted with more powers than you can imagine. Born, En Sabah Nur, this immortal (and first) mutant makes villains as powerful as Magneto look like novice heroes. Thus, it is no surprise Fox wants an actor use to playing hulking homicidal bad guys–they want Tom Hardy. As you might remember Tom was DC comics villain, Bane, in the final installment of “The Dark Knight” franchise, “The Dark Knight Rises.” Big, brooding, and fearful the villain initially bested Batman and plunged Gotham into anarchy.

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Tom Hardy as “Bane”

Apocalypse you can see from the picture Apocalypse is quite a site to behold. Tom’s size, combined with a little movie makeup magic X-Men director, may make him the scariest super villain to grace a movie screen. He still has fierce competition though with Marvel Studios’ “Thanos” as seen in this past summer’s  “The Guardians of The Galaxy.” Brian Singer has knack for picking amazing talent when it comes to bringing Marvel’s “merry mutants” to The Big Screen. Apocalypse’s appearance serves as a major turning point in the X-Men features, where predominantly Magneto has been the villain. Sources have confirmed this film will close out the X-Men First Class Franchise, rumored to be set in the early eighties when many of the X-Men (Cyclops, Jean Grey, and Storm) were teenagers.

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En Sabah Nur as he appeared at the end of the credits for X-Men: Days of Future Past

As a Marvel and X-Men fan I am stoked to see such awesome casting for “X-Men: Apocalypse.” 2016 is going to be one helluva year for movies especially those in the superhero genre. Tom Hardy just better be sure he does the villain justice in the upcoming film. Ben Affleck will not be the only celebrity with his life riding on how well he portrays a revered comic book character!

“The Kidz” Will Stay! Shonda Rhimes SHUTS DOWN Twitter when Fan insults “Gay Scenes” on her shows!

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Art reflects real life, especially when it comes to drama. The shows you see on television are the artistic expression of writers determined to bring a new twist on this thing called life. Few writers accomplish this so eloquently and successfully. Indeed her three hit shows; “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal,” and “How To Get Away With Murder,” dominate ABC’s Thursday night line up and millions of viewers worldwide. Shonda truly takes pride in her work and it is reflected every time you watch one of these legendary shows. Not surprisingly her shows have a few gay characters, but they way then are written places their sexuality second to their actions and story line. Her latest show, “How To Get Away With Murder” has had some very steamy and hot gay scenes. Such displays garnered a complaint from one disgruntled fan who tweeted complaining: “@shondarhimes the gay scenes in scandal and how to get away with murder are too much. There is no point and they add nothing to the plot.”

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Shonda surprisingly immediately took to Twitter defend her shows, responding with:  “@Dabdelhakiem There are no GAY scenes. There are scenes with people in them.” She then went on to tweet;  “@Dabdelhakiem If you are suddenly discovering that Shondaland shows have scenes involving people who are gay, you are LATE TO THE PARTY,” and “@Dabdelhakiem If u use the phrase ‘gay scenes’, u are not only LATE to the party but also NOT INVITED to the party. Bye Felicia.  Clearly she shut the fan down and closed tweeting, “I love all you Tweeples. Even the ones who still need to grow. And remember that at some point, someone discriminated against you too….I don’t know why this kind of hate is out there. Ugh. . At least in Shondaland. Have a great rest of your weekend!”

Shonda had the right idea by putting this fan in their place. Television must be as inclusive as possible. A person’s sexuality is such a small part of who they are. To put it simply if you do not like what Shonda’s shows are showing it is simple–change the channel!

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He’s So NOT Feelin’ It! Kanye West Isn’t diggin’ how Scott Disick treats Kourtney Kardashian!

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It is no secret that socialite/reality television star Kourtney Kardashian and her “partner,” Scott Disick have had major ups and downs in their relationships. For awhile it seemed as if Scott had calmed down and become a supporting partner and doting father to his children Mason and Penelope. Recently, however, Kourtney revealed she is pregnant with their third child. This all comes on the tail end of Scott’s grief over the loss of both his parents last year and from the footage we saw from “Keeping Up With The Kardashians (KUWTK)” he did no seem to thrilled about his latest pending “bundle of joy.” Since then Scott has been once again battling with alchohol abuse and partying wildly. He has even gone into rehab. Although he has many critics, one for sure stands out–Kanye West.

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Scott Disick and Kourtney Kardashian

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Enough Is Enough! Paula Patton files for Divorce from Robin Thicke!

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When it comes to love you definitely take your chances. It is always thrilling to see two people fall head over heels in love, but just as disheartening when that loves comes to an end. This is the gut wrenching feeling you get when you have to announce the end of a beautiful couple. Yep, actress Paula Patton and singer Robin Thicke are calling it quits–well at least Paula did. Today she filed for divorce from her husband of nine years citing “irreconcilable differences” as the cause for their permanent split. Additionally, she has asked for joint legal and physical custody of their son, Julian.

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Paula and Robin with their son, Julian

The split is rumored to “harmonious,” which curiously sounds like Jason Derulo and Jordin Sparks’ “amicable” split. Well let us just hope things are as good as they can be considering this bad news. Needless to say, no one is surprised to see this coming. Everyone has their limits and it seems Paula has reached hers. So has the public, Robin’s latest album, “Paula,” was a flop. this does not sound good for his career considering that less than two years ago his hit single, “Blurred Lines,” broke records for the most played single in the nation. Still, one has to wonder what was the final straw with Paula. Was it his twerk session with Miley at the VMAs or him groping groupies? Who knows…Nevertheless, we wish both stars the best. Robin sang “…he’s gotta get her back…” For now it seems like he will not. Then again stranger things have happened. If they are truly meant to be it will work itself out. Chin up Patton-Thicke Clan, chin up!

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Raven-Symone finally Opens Up, Comes Out, & Frees Herself of All Labels!

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Oprah’s “Where Are They Now” is always a stellar show to watch. Last night however, The Queen of Media flexed her power and got one of Hollywood’s most secretive stars to finally open up–Raven-Symone. Raven is known worldwide as a child star turned superstar. Unlike many of her compatriots she has lived a relatively private and tabloid free life, opting to focus on her career. The former Cosby Kid sat down with Oprah and answered a few longstanding questions concerning her life, sexuality, and self-identification. Naturally, Raven was poised and well spoken in all of her responses. However, some of her responses have fans stunned.

Raven has officially come out and reveals she has a lesbian partner. This is not surprising to her fans, however, as it has been long speculated she is in a relationship with model AzMarie Livingston. When asked if the following tweet was her way of coming out:

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