Mama Joyce may still prefer to get a root canal than watch her daughter, Kandi Burruss, marry Todd Tucker, but she is going to suck it up and go to the ceremony. Speaking with Radar Online, the blocker explained on the day of the wedding, “I’m not going to stand up when they ask if anyone has any objections.  I don’t have anything to say. Everyone knows how I feel. I hope that I can say ‘I’m glad Kandi didn’t listen to me and this is the man she has been waiting for all her life.’” A mother’s love is so beautiful. [Radar]


In related The Real Housewives of Atlanta news, Phaedra Parks’ husband, Apollo Nida, is selling his autograph online for $6.99. On the site selling the hot commodity you can get “THE PHINE BODY APOLLO AUTOGRAPH CARD” for $6.99 plus shipping and handling. My birthday is coming up, y’all, but don’t get me this. No shade. ONLY $6.99 PLUS S&H! [Hide Promos]

Apparently Pastor Ma$e kicked off 2014 by filing for divorce. The rapper-turned-reverend-turned rapper filed for divorce in Georgia on January 2, citing irreconcilable differences with Twyla Betha. He was said to have asked for custody of their two children and for Twyla to pay him child support. The two were said to have separated in August 2013 after 12 years of marriage. However, right before Valentine’s Day, Ma$e filed to dismiss his divorce petition. Look at God? [Diary of a Hollywood Street King]

Like her sister and other half of Mary Mary, Erica Campbell knows what it’s like to deal with infidelity in her marriage. However, while she didn’t go too deep into details, she did allude that the person cheating may not have been the person you’d expect to.

Erica said about her sister Tina Campbell and the troubles in her marriage: “I really understood what she was talking about. A lot of people always assume that it was him. You don’t know who it is. That’s something that’s between me and [husband] Warryn [Campbell]. Most people assume that it’s always the guy. That’s not always the case.” [The Jasmine Brand]



Oprah is teaming up with Starbucks to create Teavana Oprah Chai tea. On her new venture, Oprah said, "Starbucks is about nurturing the human spirit.That is my goal in life and what my brand has become." Okay, Gayle King, now it’s your turn to come up with a new cognac. [USA Today]

Though Nicki Minaj still doesn’t get enough credit as one of the best rappers currently out there—-male or female—her boss, Lil’ Wayne, has no problem boasting about his platinum-selling signee. Speaking with Elliott Wilson for his CRWN interview series, Weezy said about signing Nicki: “She was being Nicki. That’s who I met and that was without the glitz and the glamour. When I first heard the first two and four bars, it wasn’t even about she’s rapping better than any female rapper, it was about 'Man, she’s rapping better than the rappers, period.'” [Rap-Up]

Big Sean’s girlfriend, Naya Rivera, is not off the cast of Glee, which I totally forgot was still on.

On the rumors of an exit, the actress and budding recording artist said o: “I can say that I have to go out of town tonight for a job, and I have to be back Thursday at noon to go to work on Glee. I guess Lea [Michele] was doing interviews and had omitted me from the New York cast list, but I’m sure that was just a Freudian slip on her part, or maybe it wasn’t. People just take things, little things, and blow them up. But like I said, I’m reporting for duty Thursday at noon.” Does she know what "Freudian slip" means? [TV Line]

Despite what you may have heard, Halle Berry’s scenes in the upcoming X-Men movie were not cut down to a single scene. The film’s director, Bryan Singer, shut those rumors down himself when asked directly on Twitter. [Rhymes With Snitch]

So Ludacris isn’t getting custody of his new baby with Tamika Fuller. Sources say Luda was ordered to pay $10,000 in child support while Tamika will retain full custody of their three-month-old daughter, Cai Bella Bridges. Ludacris will get “supervised” visitations, though. [Sandra Rose]

Chris Brown’s jail conditions are the following: He sits in solitary confinement 23 hours a day, but can work out in his cell and read library books. If you’d like to feign sympathy, insert it here. God bless, Breezy. [TMZ]

Michael Arceneaux is a writer who blogs at, tweets at @youngsinick, and praises Beyoncé’s name everywhere he goes.