If you were wondering how much Mimi Faust made from her
sex tape porno, it was more like a six-figure sum than the seven figures somebody’s lying friend tried to tell you on Twitter.
A source says: “Have you every heard of Mimi Faust before her porn dropped? Exactly! Mimi is trying to make a name for herself and become relevant. She’s riding this new wave of fame until it ends.”
As for the amount she was paid: “She did it for the money and from what I’m hearing she cashed in about 100 racks.” I hope it proves to be worth it ‘cause all signs point to “nah, girl” right now. [Hollywood Life]
So Brandy’s engagement with Ryan Press is indeed off. A rep has confirmed the news, explaining, “They decided to take a step back and reevaluate the relationship. Brandy is 35 now — that's what her whole #35 on Twitter is about, becoming her own woman." Better late than never at all.
The rep added, "Brandy has a daughter and she still wants to be married and have more kids but she is working on so many other things right now," the rep adds. Things with Press couldn't be more amicable, however. "They haven't ended things on a bad note and they still speak all the time."
I wonder if he’s still her manager. Speaking of Brandy’s career, she is indeed working on a new album. There will be “personal” tracks, naturally. Hurry up, Bran. That last album was great and your folks did not promote it all. For shame. [Us]
Meanwhile, Eve is planning a lavish June wedding to fiancé, rich as hell businessman Maximillion Cooper. Per sources, the two will tie the knot at the Blue Marlin megaclub in Ibiza. Must be nice. [Page Six]
NeNe Leakes has made it clear that she is breaking her friendship contract with The Real Housewives of Atlanta castmate and supreme hair piece wearer, Cynthia Bailey. Why? Let Leakes tell it, it’s all about loyalty. Cute, but what’s the real story? Apparently, it involves Cynthia hiring publicist Pam Pinnock, who allegedly used to date NeNe’s husband, Gregg Leakes.
A source says: "Cynthia and celebrity publicist Pam Pinnock have gotten really close and been hanging out while the publicist has been helping Cynthia revamp her model agency's public image. Cynthia decided to hire a well-known publicist to clean up the agency brand or maybe to piss Nene off. Nene found out they been hanging out and EVERYBODY knows Nene don't like sharing her friends. But especially the ones who have shared a bed with her man Greg."
In conclusion, NeNe will be mad about it, but Cynthia is not about to get the boot from the show – especially not now. [Reality Tea]
So because your cousins are gullible as hell, Aretha Franklin had to release a statement denying that she beat Patti LaBelle to the white meat. One of those awful sites that pretends to be satire but wouldn’t know satire if it went inside of its mouth and snatched its tongue out came up with the rumor – and the suckers spread it like wildfire per design.
In response, Aretha said: “I’ve never heard anything crazier — regarding myself and Patti allegedly fighting on March 20, in Atlanta. On March 20, I was in New York City readying for my birthday patty (Sorry. LOL. Laughing at my typo error). I meant PARTY, which we all had one fabulous time. Patti and I are cool and we always have been. I enjoyed her at the White House. Classic Patti.”
Say that, Re-Re. [The Jasmine Brand]
As for fights that actually did happen, Andy Cohen has spoken out about the brawl between Porsha Williams and Kenya Moore during The Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion taping. In his "Ask Andy" segment, he said, “The other women felt Kenya provoked her a bit…I was so shocked and surprised,” he said. “I don’t want that to happen. I think it’s gross. And I think it just totally inappropriate. It’s wrong. It’s not entertaining. It’s just bad.”
According to sources, Kenya brought out sex toys and taunted Porsha about Kordell’s sexuality – calling her his beard, among other things. Listen, violence is not the answer, blah, blah, etcetera, but know this: props might get you popped. [Ask Andy]
In random fun facts news, did you know Evelyn Lozada used to get her Girls Tyme on back in the day? This doesn’t surprise me as I’ve always described her as, “One of the girls J.Lo left behind in the Bronx.” Or, “The J.Lo of nothing.” No shade ‘cause mama works.
In any event, in Evelyn explained to Us: “I was in a girl group with five or six girls in the neighborhood when I was a kid. My stage name was Diamond and I wore jelly shoes.”
Diamond and jelly shoes: I totally see it. [Us]
Will Robin Thicke and Paula Patton get back together? The hell if I know and the same goes for Robin’s daddy, dude from Growing Pains. While promoting his reality show – yes, another one – Alan Thicke had this to say about a potential reconciliation between his son and daughter-in-law: "I hope whatever they decide to do will make them both happy. That's the key thing. You want your kids to be happy. They're strong, smart and talented people and they'll make great decisions."
Like, I said, he doesn’t know, but this is sweet. [E!]
So Karrine Steffans is mentoring Montana Fishburne. Stop laughing…or maybe that’s just me? Whatever, Montana is contributing to Karrine’s fitness blog I Am So F’n Gorgeous.
On that, Karrine says, “It may seem like a stretch to you but physical fitness and health are major parts of Montana’s life. The kid knows her stuff! Now, is she bat s—t crazy otherwise? Maybe. But we’re not here for her life advice; we’re here for toned abs and an ass that won’t quit.”
Karrine adds, “So, give her a chance. I am not trying to convince you she is worthy of respect; I am trying to convince her.” I’m just going to say God bless. [EURWeb]
Khloé Kardashian is reportedly dating French Montana and Kim Kardashian is none too happy about it, allegedly. A source (Kris Jenner, or one of the non-modeling Jenner girl) claims: “Kim is telling Khloé that she should be really careful with French after everything she just went through with Lamar. He’s got a lot of family drama that Khloé could get dragged into and Kim doesn’t want her to have a difficult romance this time.”
I'm not sure if this is true, but I can believe Trina, who was said to be dating French, is not probably thrilled about it. Neither is French’s estranged wife Deen Kharbouch, who warned Khloé to “be careful,” claiming the rapper ditched her and their 4-year-old son, Kruz for fame.
Deen told Life & Style, “Things are not what they seem. He and I worked together to put him where he is…As soon as he popped, it was as if Kruz and I didn’t exist. He practically abandoned us.”
This sounds like Lamar Redux. [Life & Style]
Michael Arceneaux is a writer who blogs at thecynicalones.com, tweets at @youngsinick, and praises Beyoncé’s name everywhere he goes.