Hollywood Exes sounds like the worst thing that’s happened to divorced celebrities since community property.
The VH1 series, which already stars the ex-wives of Will Smith, Prince, Jose Canseco, Eddie Murphy and R. Kelly, just added Daphne Wayans to it’s cast. Daphne is the ex-wife of In Living Color creator Keenan Ivory Wayans, who famously dumped her in 2004 by removing all of her belongings from their house and cutting off the electricity.
Well, surprise surprise, Keenan. Daphne’s ready to get hers and spill all the ugly details on national television. TMZ reports the former Mrs. KIW has already been seen out and about with her new co-stars and the ladies are getting along famously. The timing of this is interesting, considering Keenan’s reboot of In Living Color is also set to premiere this fall. Surely Daphne has some juicy stories to tell about the Fly Girls?
There are also rumors that Babyface’s ex Tracey Edmonds and Sandra “Pepa” Denton will also be joining Hollywood Exes, though it’s hard to understand why. Those ladies have their own fortunes, not just alimony, to live off of, so why expose your personal life on TV?
They say no one knows what goes on behind bedroom doors…until now. VH1 has enlisted the ex-wives of Eddie Murphy, Jose Canseco, Will Smith, Prince and R. Kelly (!) to star in a new reality show, Hollywood Exes.
The hour-long series will premiere this summer, meaning the PR machines of the aforementioned stars are probably in overdrive running damage control.
“These extraordinarily strong women adjusted to and endured a lot while their ex-spouses won fame and fortune defining pop culture,” said Jeff Olde, Executive VP of original programming and production at VH1.
“Now these women must reinvent themselves again, stepping out of the long shadows cast by their famous husbands and supporting each other as they define the next stage of their lives – this time on their own terms,” he added.
In other words, they’ll be milking the last few drops of fame they can get from their famous exes. Not that we’re complaining–we haven’t been this excited for a new show since TLC announced Preacher Wives.
Just another reason to stay on the couch this summer.
Published by Dior Noir on Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 3:00 pm.
R. Kelly may have revealed that he’s illiterate last month but he’s not letting his reading difficulties stop him from working on a book!
SmileyBooks (founded and run by Tavis Smiley) announced today that it will be publishing a memoir with R. Kelly, a currently untitled project to be released in 2011.
Why? Why? WHY?
A statement released by the publishing house today explains that the memoir (which is really being written by celebrity author David Ritz) will “detail the agony of losing his mother, whom he adored. He will reveal how the same creative soul that came up with such inspiring ballads as the iconic ‘I Believe I Can Fly’ and ‘You Are Not Alone,’ which became a No. 1 hit for Michael Jackson, could also generate such sexy R & B mega-hits as ‘Bump N’ Grind,’ ‘Ignition,’ and ‘When a Woman’s Fed Up.’ And he will discuss the six-year legal ordeal that nearly ruined his life, but finally ended in vindication when he was found innocent of child pornography charges in 2008.”
Now don’t get me wrong, I still groove to some of R. Kelly’s old slow jams, but when it comes to his personal life — no thanks! Haven’t we all read enough about how the self-proclaimed “Pied Piper” peed on that girl (keep it real, some of ya’ll even watched the video!), etc.?
The singer offers up this explanation: “I’m writing this book as Robert, not R. Kelly…I’m tired of being misunderstood. I will show you the tears, fears, and sweat. I will open my heart and reveal the good in my life as well as all the drama. I want to tell it like it is.” I wonder if there will be an Aaliyah mention…
Surely R. Kelly has had enough drama in his life to fill up more chapters than “Trapped in the Closet,” but are you interested in reading his book?
Though I think the criticism that the quality of R. Kelly’s music has gone down like a sex tape over the years is valid, is he really the one who should be sending this message to Kellz?
Trey’s first album was practically a love letter to R. Kelly, and now he’s on this whole “King of Remix” shtick ala R. Kelly only the difference between the two is that Kelly is an actual composer where as Songz basically sings over other’s people’s songs and calls it a remix.
You can do that on your mama’s desktop.
Some think that because R. Kelly is a legend and Trey Songz has one hit that he should be more respectful. What do you think?
Either way, I hope R. Kelly doesn’t bother responding. Rhythm and beef is corny.
P.S. I like “I Need A Girl,” but Usher did that eight years ago. You know, since we’re talking about coming harder and all.