Apollo Nida is defending himself against claims that he tried to scam a charity.
Nida, the husband to "Real Housewives of Atlanta" personality Phaedra Parks, made headlines earlier this year for creating fake businesses, false bank accounts and using stolen checks while defrauding automotive lenders, according to Access Atlanta. While he has remained relatively tight lipped about those charges, the fitness expert and reality television personality decided to create a YouTube video to defend himself against claims that he was attempting to scam a charity.
Chase DeCarlo questioned Nida's intentions publicly after he asked for $2,000 up front to appear at an event for a charity representing battered women and children. Since Nida is due in court to face fraud charges later this month, DeCarlo told Radar Online about his suspicions concerning Nida, since other people said they would appear at the charity event made to raise funds free of charge. more >>
The findings of a recently conducted BibleGateway poll suggest that the majority of readers only want Hollywood adaptions which "adhere strictly to the details of the original story."
The week of Noah's release, BibleGateway found that over 60 percent of respondents preferred Hollywood adaptions that strayed little from the story. Twenty-eight percent asserted that "Bible stories are a good fit for the big screen and can withstand artistic license," while just over 10 percent wished that "Bible stories should never be grist for the Hollywood mill."
Brett McCracken, the author of "Gray Matters" and film critic, questioned what exactly the majority surveyed meant when they indicated they wanted a movie that followed the specifics of the Bible. more >>
Marlo Hampton is weighing in on the debate concerning Porsha Williams being kicked off of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta."
Hampton first appeared on the series during its fourth season and did not return for the fifth. Although she has made a few appearances during the sixth season, it has mostly been to support the show's former beauty queen Kenya Moore. Williams, 32, reportedly got into a physical fight with the 43-year-old Moore during the Bravo TV reality television series' reunion special.
After Moore continued to mock Williams' public divorce from former NFL player Kordell Stewart, Radar Online is reporting that the latter went into attack mode. Now, Hampton is giving her thoughts about Williams remaining on the show. more >>
Kandi Burruss has officially married Todd Tucker.
Burruss, "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" singer-songwriter has been documenting her relationship with Tucker on the Bravo series where she met the television producer. While the wedding was initially met with opposition from her mother who is known as Mama Joyce on the show, Burruss could not contain her excitement on her special day.
"This is one of the best days of my life! I never imagined that I would marry my best friend. Todd's been that to me," Burruss told In Touch Weekly. "And to have just had the wedding of my dreams, it's all been so beautiful. Now it's time to party!" more >>
Restaurant mogul Gordon Ramsay is being sued by former business partner Rowen Seibel. The lawsuit alleges that Ramsay tried to run his businesses like a "dictatorship" and tried to take all the profits for himself.
"Gordon Ramsay attempted to run the business and make decisions … similar to his television personality on 'Hell's Kitchen' – as a dictatorship, without the proper authority and without consent of his partner," the paperwork filed in Manhattan states, according to Page Six.
Seibel and Ramsay ran the Fat Cow, which opened in 2012. Seibel has also licensed the Serendipity trademarks for restaurants in Las Vegas, Florida, and Washington D.C. Unfortunately, Seibel and Ramsay's relationship did not work out, and tensions soared when Ramsay selected the name the "Fat Cow" allegedly without Seibel's consent. That restaurant closed after being open less than two years. more >>
Graham cracker producer Honey Maid is celebrating a controversial advertisement featuring two gay men as parents in its "This is Wholesome" advertising campaign, which the company says has attracted 10 times more positive comments than negative ones.
The commercial published on YouTube on March 10 has been viewed more than 4 million times as of Friday afternoon and has sparked a barrage of conflicting views between proponents and opponents of homosexuality.
"Today we celebrate all families. From working moms to two moms; stay at home dads to single dads; adopted kids to surrogate kids. Honey Maid recognizes that the reality of family has changed, but the wholesome connections that all families share will endure.#thisiswholesome," noted the company on the video. more >>