Deb Lorenzo and husband Irv GottI and their children enjoy some quality time.
Two years ago Murder Inc. record label founder Irv Gotti and his family allowed cameras into their home to document their life on the VH1 reality show “Gotti’s Way.” From left are: daughter Angie, youngest son JJ, Gotti’s estranged wife Deb, Irv, and Sonny.
“I hope whatever Irv and I decide about our relationships that our sons will be cool with it,” says Deb. “I realize when I brought up divorce last season it was really upsetting to my youngest son and I probably shouldn’t have involved him.”
“I talk to her about breaking the cycle, getting her education so she doesn’t have to depend on any man, and not even just that but so that she can be empowered and confident in what she has to offer herself first.”
“I can honestly say that I used to hate Irv and everyone affiliated with him because I was so angry, bitter and hurt, but once I learned to forgive and was saved, everything started to fall into place,” Deb confesses. “I’m back in school now and I’m just loving where I am in my life, spiritually and otherwise.”
Tyson shares some of his wisdom with 3 of the 16 contestants from “Make Me A Supermodel.” The winner nabs a $100,000 prize, New York Model Management contract, Cosmopolitan fashion pictorial and the chance to become the next great supermodel.
Bravo took its “Real Housewives” franchise to new heights when the cameras ventured to the Dirty South and allowed the world to live vicariously through five ATL scene stealers. The adventures of DeShawn, Kim, NeNe, Lisa, and Sheree are truly addictive. According to Lisa, last season’s drama pales in comparison to the antic brewing for this season.
Lisa Wu Hartwell, the consummate professional. A real estate broker, fashion designer, screenwriter, actress and author, Lisa keeps her eyes on the prize. She shocked her loyalists when she was ready to rumble with Kim Zolciak. This season Lisa says viewers will see more of her sensitive side
Who is Big Poppa? Much to the disappointment of fans, the identity of Kim’s secret “fiancé” and benefactor remains a mystery. Now that the engagement is off, the bigger mystery is how she will continue to support her shopping sprees and chain smoking without his credit card.
DeShawn Snow, the peacemaker, was not asked to return because she was too sane for “the circus” of a show. Despite failed fundraisers and being ousted, Snow continued to work to become an ordained minister under her spiritual mentor, Bishop Eddie Long.
On this season of “The Celebrity Apprentice” T-Boz was “fired” early on by the Trumpster. Many thought she was too “quiet,” and therefore booted. But T-Boz recently talked to ESSENCE.com and set the record straight.
“I just laugh at people’s comments because I wasn’t as quiet as they made it seem,” explained T-Boz. “Remember, that’s what they call ‘editing.’ There’s a lot of stuff that folks didn’t see, but for the most part I got along with everyone once I told them what I thought, so everyone was cool.”
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Don’t count out Lil’ Kim. The diminutive rap diva is doing big things on this season’s “Dancing With the Stars,” performing her heart out and winning over the judges weekly. Though the winner is ultimately determined by the viewers, in our eyes, the Queen B has already taken the crown.
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Warren Sapp captured our hearts as he strutted his stuff to the final round on the last season of “Dancing With the Stars.” Who knew this NFL vet knew had such footwork?
Call her the last woman standing. Dawn Richard, formerly of Bad Boy’s girl group, Danity Kane is the only member to remain on Diddy’s label, with a solo project on the way.
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Focusing on family values, “Run’s House” takes us back to the days of “The Cosby Show.” The show, which delves into the lives of hip-hop legend Joseph “Run” Simmons, his wife, Justine, and their six children, is a refreshing take on the Black family.
Angela and Vanessa Simmons, center, along with their cousin Jessica, right, and friend Alycia, left, moved to Los Angeles and brought MTV’s cameras along for the ride on their new show, “Daddy’s Girls.” The talented ladies left their families to start a new life in Hollywood.
When BET turned its cameras on the lives of a group of young Black professionals living in Harlem, we were a bit skeptical. But we slowly warmed up to the sometimes catty, mindless drama of the “Harlem Heights” crew.