Published by Natasha Fierce on Monday, July 16, 2012 at 10:00 am.
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Flava Flav decided to make some noise…at 15,000 feet.
The eccentric rapper, um, hijacked the Southwest Airlines P.A. system on a flight from Burbank to Las Vegas on Sunday, to plug his Vegas chicken and waffles restaurant.
TMZ reports that Flav jumped on the intercom just before descent to talk to unsuspecting passengers about Flavor Flav’s House of Flavor, and proceeded to read out the menu. He capped off his performance by leading the entire plane in a chant of “Flaaava Flaaav…”
Flav must be serious about the restaurant biz because just one week ago, he made an appearance at his chicken joint to chat with passengers and hand out copies of his autobiography. One patron, who wrote about the experience on Yelp, said Flav managed to “convince me that he is the most caring restaurant owner in the entire food service industry.”
We probably wouldn’t risk getting taken down by an air marshall for some free promotion, but good on ya, Flav. The restaurant business is notoriously risky but with attention like this, he’ll probably have a chain on his hands in no time.
Published by Natasha Fierce on Monday, December 5, 2011 at 9:43 am.
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They just traded vows a few months ago, but Niecy Nash’s husband Jay Cutler might be getting more than he bargained for with his new wifey. According to blogosphere, newlywed Niecy signed her family up for Celebrity Wife Swap, the all-star version of ABC’s reality show Wife Swap that will feature the who’s who of has-beens and wanna-bes. Nash will be ditching her dearly beloved to go live with the family of former child star Tina Yothers (from a show you’re probably too young to remember, called Family Ties) in Ontario, California, while Miss Tina moves in with Jay and the couple’s four children.
This news comes right after Niecy announced her very own reality show on TLC, which will chronicle her domestic bliss with her husband, their kids and her mother. So why the need to bottom-feed on another show? Guess fifteen minutes of fame isn’t enough anymore.
Flava Flav will also be part of the series’ debut season (now that makes perfect sense), and will be swapping spouses with Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider. Heavy metal meets hip hop…sounds like the kind of disaster that has those network suits foaming at the mouth.
CWS will surely be a winner for ABC because there are no shortage of Americans who can’t turn their eyes away from a good train-wreck. Now allow me to paint a picture: Niecy and Flav shacking up for a few weeks with cameras in tow. That’s a show I’d sell my soul to see.