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Mama Tina's Got a Man

Nene Leakes, Tamar Braxton and Tina Knowles

NeNe Leakes may be friends with Kim Kardashian, but that didn’t stop her from having a “You see me?” moment on the Twitter. The remarried Leakes rocks a mighty big ring, as do the newly-engaged Ciara and Kardashian. NeNe noticed and wrote on her timeline, “I see these girls r taking a page out of the Nene Leakes book by rocking 15 carat diamond rings.” I guess. [NeNe Leakes’ Twitter]

Speaking of Kim Kardashian, her biggest and most delusional fan, Kanye West, thinks his girl trounces First Lady Michelle Obama in terms of influence. In an interview with Power 106 FM’s Big Boi Radio Show, Kanye explained:  “There’s no way Kim Kardashian shouldn’t be on the cover of Vogue. She’s like the most intriguing woman right now. She’s got Barbara Walters calling her like everyday. Collectively, we’re the most influential with clothing. Noone is looking at what [President Barack Obama] is wearing. Michelle Obama cannot Instagram a pic like what my girl Instagrammed the other day.” No wonder POTUS calls him a jackass. [Miss Jia]

It appears that Kenya Moore and NeNe Leakes will bump heads on the new season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. When asked about it, Kenya told Access Hollywood, “She was off in Hollywood and she had her other projects going. People make a problem with you because they want to have a problem with you.” Translation: While NeNe was distracted, Kenya became the big persona of the show back and now Queen Bee wants to put Princess Publicity back in her place. [S2S]

A man went back into the fire destroying his home to go get some beer. Yes, he was one of our cousins. Walter Serpit of Columbus, Georgia explained, “I told them to get the kids out and everything, and me myself, being an alcoholic, I was trying to get my beer out. I went back into the house like a dummy and the door shut on me because this back draft was about to kill me.” I hope he has insurance…and a sponsor. [Crunk + Disorderly]

Tina Knowles is dating actor Richard Lawson. You might recall Richard as that no-good Negro Loretta Devine was dating in For Colored Girls. Get it, Miss Tina! [Necole Bitchie]

It was all good a week ago for Tamar Braxton and the hosts of the YouTube show, “The Skorpion Show.” Unfortunately, Tamar felt a ways after host Kevin Simmons & co-host Makael McLendon invited her rival, K. Michelle, on the show. When asked about her feud with Tamar, K. Michelle was K. Michelle. Tamar took it as shade from the host and subsequently subtweeted them about “losing friends you never had.” But I mean, with all due respect, when K. Michelle put up that shot of her buying Love and War, couldn’t it have all ended there? I like both artists, but can we move on already? [Rhymes With Snitch]

Marvin Gaye’s family has filed a countersuit against Robin Thicke over “Blurred Lines.” According to new documents filed, the two cite Thicke’s media interviews praising Gaye’s “Got To Give It Up” and noting he said he sought to "make something like that, something with that groove." The family also claim Thicke bit their daddy for the track “Love After War.” [TMZ]


Minaj’s mama has launched a gospel career. If curious, to bear witness, Carol Maraj will perform at the St. Anthony Baptist Church in NYC on Saturday, Nov. 23. It is a charity event. Now Roger that and praise him. [Concrete Loop]

Chris Brown’s on-again, off-again girlfriend, Karrueche Tran, put up a picture of the two kissing each other on Instagram – something people who want attention do. Well, here you go. [The YBF]

Michael Arceneaux is a Houston-bred, Howard-educated writer and blogger. You can read more of his work on his site, The Cynical Ones. Follow him on Twitter: @youngsinick