David Bowie’s longtime producer Tony Visconti is angry over an upcoming episode of “Autopsy: The Last Hours of . . .” an ITV docudrama that airs on Reelz.
A casting call went out for a “balding Caucasion 50-to-70” to play Visconti, 73, who said, although he’s “been called worse things . . . I will certainly be seeking legal counsel” over the portrayal.
Visconti also posted on Facebook: “Sadly, this scum of a production company is planning one for Lou Reed too. I received a memo from someone near and dear to him asking friends not to participate. Duh!”
The morbid show previously dramatized the deaths of Amy Winehouse, Heath Ledger, Joan Rivers and Philip Seymour Hoffman.
The casting notice says some 20 new episodes will be shot by August for the show’s upcoming season.
“A lot of big names unfortunately passed away in 2016, so we’ll be working on some interesting shoots,” the Talent Talks casting agency ghoulishly notes.
Reelz, the US distributor of the show, did not return a request for comment.
One thing is clear, Ramona’s daughter Avery has her fathers brain. Baby gurl has no problem telling mommy dearest that she’s wrong and when the subject of Bethenny comes up she tells Avery she doesn’t understand why there is tension with Bethenny and act’s as if its all Bethenny’s fault. Avery doesn’t pull any punches and tells mommy dearest her approach can be a little sharp for other people’s tastes. Ramona isn’t pleased with Avery’s assessment but doesn’t argue.
Bethenny and Dorinda are Renovating Their Lives
Major changes are in play for Dorinda and Bethanny. Dorinda’s daughter Hannah is moving out and Bethenny is finally divorced and has a new man in her life. “Dennis” who seems to adore her. Dorinda is going to be alone . She says ,she’s relishing the idea of living alone. “I’ve either been married or a single mom or remarried. I definitely want to spend a little time being on my own. And also I’m looking forward to whenever I leave a Chanel jacket out it doesn’t go missing for two weeks. Bethenny is buying an renovating a new place and Dorinda is renovating her apartment.
Luann and Sonja The Aftermath!
The last time Sonja and Luann saw each other. Ramona was going off on Bethenny. Luann is maybe feeling a bit guilty as she encouraged the heated Ramona to talk to Beth. So Luann wanted to know what happened? She learns it was more of the same. Sonja, continues to defend Bethenny, you don’t play with Bethennys business and her child, but “Bitch’O”Matic (Ramona) doesn’t care.
Climb Baby Climb
Big city girl Carole Radizell, wants her place back. It was designed for a single women (her) and I think while she wants to be in a relationship, at the end of the day, she wants to go home, alone.
Boyfriend Adam was this…close to getting his own place and then it went off the market (Damm, Damm, Damm) Young Adam is fit and into rock climbing, and that means she is into rock climbing too (Not!) The two get along well (for now) but she doesn’t see them advancing anytime soon.
Man-eaters and A Cradle for Two
Ramona like being the center of attention. Especially when there are men around and when it comes to men, the 60 year old has no boundaries she will take yo man and then toss her hair as to say WHAT!! Meanwhile, men are drawn to Sonja. She cant help it !
Enter Tinsley, still semi fresh faced at 41. With the Maneaters Ramona and Sonja in house she doesn’t stand a chance. Tins, wants to settle down and she also wants to play. Ramona, schools her on how to pick up men. You gotta love her, and what she can do with a straw. “Ramona got’s Talent”
Tinsley seems to be attracted to the kiddies.and sets her gage on young Chad. This doesn’t go unnoticed by Ramona who shamelessly flirts with young Chad. Tins, is liking what she sees , but roomie, and resident house nag ,Sonja doesn’t approve. Tinsley likes young handsome Chad and doesn’t want to get married she just want to knock some serious boots .
Meanwhile, Sonja is on a man name Milos
Next time we see 41 year old Tinsely, is on a date with 23 year old Chad at a bowling alley, where there was some awkward kissing. Home boy had food in his mouth and Tinsley tongue is trying to make its way around the Nachos. Forget the damm bowling balls and go find a room. The only problem, Sonja wont let her bring boys home, and he probably has a curfew.
At the bar, Ramona talks to some non-housewives friends and learns that one of the women “Missy” who says she was actually dating Tom until she walked in on him with Luann at a bar which will give her more ammo for her next chat with Luann. Ramona continues to be obsessed with Tom and Luann’s relationship. Tom seems like a round the way man. He reportedly has women around the way.
Dorinda Makes Nice
Bethenny, doesn’t talk about her ex, but he is very present in her life. When she gets up to speak at a function she becomes very emotional and is unable to speak. Carole says, “Bethenny may have signed her divorce papers, but she’s still in the thick of it with her divorce, and all of these emotions are coming to the surface.”
Dorinda is haveing a “Beauty For Freedom action event. Everyone is socializing and the auction is facing failure until Carole and Bethenny become “Charity Whores” walking guest over to the area to bid on the various items.
Ramona. is present. Bethenny is not feeling Ramona and avoids her. At the event is Luann and ‘TOM” The two seems to be working over time smooching every few minutes. Bethenny meets TOM for the first time (Can You Say Awkward!) and apologizes for the drama she caused (the other woman at the Regency) he seemed to take it well.
Unfortunately this is turning out to be another season of TOM. Carole of all people is hearing Tom is still cruising ” The Regency’ (the scene of last years Tom sighting) for women. The person tells her Luann knows all about it. “Luann’s got something to prove,” the source reports. “She’d rather get married and get divorced than call it off.”
Looks like Carole and Luann are going to have a chat about Tom
Its nearly two weeks since the airing of part four of the reunion and people are still talking about what executive producer Andy Cohen called the Megawatt Lie. While Bravo still haven’t officially announced her status, Cohen recently told “E” Parks, co-stars had no desire to film alongside her ever again. Which basically says, No Gurl ,you wont be back! Parks maintain she was set up by the producers. Could she be telling the truth?
People are STILL SQUAKING about the ATL Ladies
Earlier Today, Tamra Judge from the Real Housewives of Orange County #RHOCO took to Facebook to share her thoughts about The Real Housewives of Atlanta season 9 reunion drama involving her fellow Bravo star Phaedra Parks. “When you make up a lie about a cast mate (or husband) and try to destroy their character & reputation, YOU SHOULD BE FIRED,”
Bethenny Frankel, from the Real Housewives of New York #RHONY talked to US Magazine and said the reunion “made her feel dirty” “It was disgusting,” ““I don’t think Phaedra can bounce back from that,” Frankel concluded of the drama.
Frankel disagrees with Parks
She tells “E” “I’ve been doing this for 10 years,”“I actually, sadly, consider myself to be a veteran. The producers do not make you do these things at all.” “The producers don’t know exactly what’s going on, so they might say, ‘Are you going to talk to Kandi about this?’ They don’t know,” Bethenny insists producers would never plant a lie on the Housewives; saying the drama is real.
A Parks source said there was “a producer who told her the drug and rape story, which she repeated to another cast member. It snowballed. The editing was not kind to her.”
Sources close to the ex-Housewife told TMZ she’s mad as hell, because she claims a producer gave her the B.S. story she told to Porsha Williams about Kandi Burruss — the whole drugging and raping thing.
The producer didn’t necessarily tell her to repeat it with cameras rolling, but we’re told Phaedra explained the producer’s role during the reunion show. She’s also angry because that was edited out of the reunion to make it look like she acted alone.
We’re told the way Phaedra sees it, she was fired in retaliation for throwing producers under the bus. We’re told Phaedra insists the ‘Housewives’ crew knows she’s not the source of the lie. Sources said , she said she outted the producers and it was cut from the show. They’re not allowed to break the ‘fourth wall’ and talk about production. It may not have been entirely Phaedra’s fault, but she has to take the fall,” the source said.
Is the producer Carlos King? If so,what was his motive?
There are many rumors circling the Former Real Housewives of Atlanta producer Carlos King. Yes, like Parks, King will not return for season 10.
Carlos King insist’s he wasn’t fired He says his production company, Kingdom Reign, signed a production deal with ITV in November of last year and that he told the cast in January that he was leaving.
Edited: From Tamera Tattles (3/17/17)
I’m told it went down like this. Kandi came hard for Porsha. So Porsha rolled over on Phaedra admitting that everything she said was told to her by Phaedra. Phaedra blamed Carlos. She said Carlos told her all the stuff about the sex dungeon and “Marvin.”
If you are like me, at this point in the story you are thinking, “Wouldn’t Phaedra know more of Kandi’s personal information that Carlos King?” I am only reporting what I am told. So Carlos was behind the entire storyline against Kandi. I’m not surprised. But I am sure that Phaedra was more than willing to take that storyline and run with it.
Basically, Andy’s reaction about “stuff coming out” was about Phaedra basically admitting she set Porsha up with the lies to tell on Kandi. Again, THIS IS NOT NEWS TO US! HOW IS THIS NEWS TO ANDY? But apparently it was. Phaedra has always been Andy’s favorite RHOA. This time he finally went hard on Phaedra and told her she knew exactly what she was doing when she feed dumb old Porsha the information. .
In the end, Phaedra got the really bad edit as a liar and a shit stirrer. It’s about time. But again, this is not shocking to anyone but Andy. I wondered if all the mentions of Carlos would be aired and a source said that it would probably be edited to say “a producer.”
From Bossip: “Our sources also say that Phaedra tried to blame the lesbian & date rape lie she fed Porsha Williams on producer Carlos King,” wrote B. Scott.”Which might have something to do with why he won’t be back to work on the show next year.” (4/10/17)
Sheree Whitfield has had an issue with Mr King. In 2015, Ms Whitfield told the press she was “duped” by Carlos King. At the time she was a friend and thought she would receive her “Peach” following the departure of Nene Leakes in a backroom deal she brokered with shows former producer Carlos King. She learned she would only appear in some of the episode in season 8. She didn’t learn this until after production. According to a source, Whitfield met with the reality show producer earlier this year (2015)and pitched him a concept – a show about African-American real estate agents in Atlanta.
When Whitfield departed from the show three years ago she went on to get her real estate license and had been selling properties since.She wanted to be featured in the new show along with several other women she knew were also having success in the world of real estate and believed King could help her sell the show to a network.
‘Without telling Sheree, Carlos started pitching the show to networks and WE TV became interested,’ claims the source. He sold them the concept without Sheree’s involvement and then had to go back to her with a make-good once he did.
Is Carlos King “The Streets” and is there Bad Blood With Todd Tucker?
Is Phaedra telling the truth? Is a producer? Could it be Revenge? When I think of it? It was odd that Todd Tucker remained on stage through part 4. Normally the husbands have a segment on the reunion show and then are dismissed however, Todd remained. Perhaps Todd suspected King was involved.
(Edited) From Straight from the A (3/19/2017) Todd and Carlos were once partners in TV One’s “Hollywood Divas” Produced by Tuckers’ TTucker Productions and King’s Kingdom Reign Entertainment.
Todd and Carlos were partners in “Hollywood Divas “their business relationship soured because they couldn’t see eye to eye about how to handle production and the two lost a lot of money. Tucker and King are reportedly aren’t on speaking terms.
Kandi unhappy with King
Carlos King is working on an Xscape documentary with Jermaine Dupri. Word on the curb is that Kandi had no clue about the project and was actually planning one of her own prior to finding out.
Apparently Kandi doesn’t own any rights to Xscape or their music but Jermaine does and Dupri has been working with King to produce it. Needless to say, Kandi was apparently livid about the news and felt that Carlos intentionally deceived her. The trio have been at odds ever since.
Kandi and her reunited girl group Xscape have been working with Mona Scott Young (Carlos King’s former boss who fired him from LHHATL). It seems that Carlos was trying to get the jump on Mona and he succeeded by going straight to Jermaine!
I was also told that Carlos interviewed Mama Joyce for information about Xscape but at the time he did, Kandi had no idea that it was for the project with Jermaine.
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President Trump in the East Room of the White House on Friday. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)
The time has come for Congress to launch an impeachment investigation of President Trump for obstruction of justice.
The remedy of impeachment was designed to create a last-resort mechanism for preserving our constitutional system. It operates by removing executive-branch officials who have so abused power through what the framers called“high crimes and misdemeanors” that they cannot be trusted to continue in office.
No American president has ever been removed for such abuses, although Andrew Johnson was impeached and came within a single vote of being convicted by the Senate and removed, and Richard Nixon resigned to avoid that fate.
Now the country is faced with a president whose conduct strongly suggests that he poses a danger to our system of government.
Ample reasons existed to worry about this president, and to ponder the extraordinary remedy of impeachment, even before he fired FBI Director James B. Comey and shockingly admitted on national television that the action was provoked by the FBI’s intensifying investigation into his campaign’s ties with Russia.
Even without getting to the bottom of what Trump dismissed as “this Russia thing,” impeachable offenses could theoretically have been charged from the outset of this presidency. One important example is Trump’s brazen defiance of the foreign emoluments clause, which is designed to prevent foreign powers from pressuring U.S. officials to stray from undivided loyalty to the United States. Political reality made impeachment and removal on that and other grounds seem premature.
No longer. To wait for the results of the multiple investigations underway is to risk tying our nation’s fate to the whims of an authoritarian leader.
Ramona Singer looks sizzling at sixty, however there are many moments when her elevator is stuck between floors.
If your name is Dick!
With the Skinny/Tipsy girl drama behind them, Bethenny meets Sonja for lunch. At lunch Bethenny tells Sonja she believes Dorinda is mad at her for not showing up at Ramona’s BIG birthday party. Bethenny is done with Ramona at the moment and didn’t want to be hypocrite showing up at the party, after all she did go after Bethenny’s six year old daughter. Sonja’s agrees, in fact unknown to Bethenny, Sonja did have her back at the party when she told Ramona was wrong. Of course Ramona dismissed it.
The conversation took a delicious turn when Sonja brings up how many of the Housewives have dated Sonja’s men. Bethenny say’s ‘ You’re like a curator of cock”- If your name is Dick!, you better be packin”
Five years ago, Dorinda’s husband Richard passed away. Dorinda planned a tribute at the cemetery. Attending was her parents, her daughter Hannah (Richard was her step father) and Carole. Carole a widower, she bonded with Dorinda a few seasons ago. Hannah gets emotional and we learn Richard is still very present in Dorinda’s life. Nice…..
Run Tinsley Run!
First things first, I can’t stay in a room full of dolls. A victim of an over active imagination too many Chucky movies. Tinsley is still living with Sonja who is acting like her friend slash mother. Making up weird rules, like no boys and even weirder wants to be included Tinsley social life. The good news Tinsley gets that its weird. Sonja’s house water is brown making Brown ice. Sonja’s actually proud of that, after all it used to be yellow. Tinsley Baby……. yellow, brown water? Bring your own water and shower at the YWCA.
Perhaps, Tinsley is likes weird. She her friend are walking around Manhattan with a dog riding in a remote controlled battery operated Mercedes. bashing into people.
At Carole’s Place
Carole Radziwill, is the ultimate Manhattan women. She could be a character from “Sex in the City” She has a small apartment built for one. Her boyfriend Adam is staying with her. She tells Bethanny, she is basically kicking him to the curb. There isn’t trouble in paradise, just not enough room. After all they have three pets named “Baby. Bethenny points out, it can’t be a good sign when a couple who’s been together two years wants to move out from their shared dwelling.
Meanwhile, all isn’t well in Bethenny’s world. Ex hubby is still being a bastard, sending her toasty e-mails. After the successful one day sale of their apartment, Bethanny has the bug and considering selling her current home, with her daughter.
Sorry, I Can’t!
Luaan takes Dorinda and other friends (Not the Housewives) to the bridle shop to see her wedding gown.
Dorinda likes it nice, she also stirs the pot and talks out of both sides of her mouth. While she says she wants peace, she says. she wants to everyone to get along uh huh!
Ramona, who is pissed at Bethenny said she wasn’t going to be confrontational. Within mega seconds Ramona, is confronting Luann about not inviting her to the wedding. Ramona nevah. evah, wants to be left out of a party and is not taking no!
Sometimes Ramona doesn’t have a clue and other times she knows EXACTLY what she ‘s doing.
Ramona, once dated Tom. Sonja has had several booty calls with him through the years and Luann is marrying him. Ramona seems beyond obsessed with Luann’s man. While all the other Housewives have moved on, Ramona is invested in Luann’s life! She tells Luann, she has her tickets to wherever the wedding is being held. Ramona goes on to say. “all her friends have been taking bets on whether the wedding would ever actually happen” And you ask why you’re not invited,’ Luann said.
Bethenny and Luann aren’t cool. But Bethenny who was in freedom land. Defends Luann says ‘I don’t blame you,’ Luann.says “Now you’re doubly not invited,” Phony Ramona, rolls over an kisses Luann on the cheek and says’ she happy for Luann! uh the fuck huh.
Out of Freedom Land. Ramona turns her gaze to Bethenny. Who really didn’t want to chat with Ramona and her world famous Singer stinger and was gonna follow Luann and just leave, but Ramona has some wine in her and it was NOT gonna happen.
“With your girlfriends we all have situations that are good, but sometimes when it’s a bad time in their lives, do you like to be there for them?” Ramona asks. Bethanny tries to shut her down, but its too late!
“You can’t even have a conversation,” she slurs. “I’m very disappointed in you in so many ways. I was there for you every day when you were sick.” Bethenny comes back “I was there for you during your divorce to Mario” but Ramona wasn’t feeling it. Neither was Bethanny, and as Bethanny was leaving Ramona let the world know!
The wine had kicked in and Ramona grabs an innocent Carole (who was minding her own damm business) with Ramona proclaiming Carole having “the biggest heart in the world” Carole broke free and made her exit.
Something is wrong, WRONG with Ramona and I love it!
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Porsha, missed an opportunity to drag Phaedra Parks ass across the stage out the building and down the block. It would have been sanctioned by Andy Cohen and all the housewives as Phaedra told the BIGGEST MOST HEINOUS LIE IN THE HISTORY OF ALL THE HOUSEWIVES FRANCHISES!
Now there have been various housewives lies about ,home ownership, random lies about people places and things, having cancer, and our favorite, fidelity. BUT, no one to my knowledge ,in any of the franchisees have told a lie that could not only damage their brand and reputation, but a lie that could send a housewife and her husband to jail.
Bravo made us wait for this drama. This all could have fit in a two part reunion, but four? Let’s hope this isn’t a trend. Having said that I enjoyed nearly every minute. I especially loved that they allowed us to follow the housewives behind the scenes.
In part three, the world learned Phaedra was the source of the ” Kandi and Todd planned to drug and kidnap, Porsha to have sex with her” Phaedra told Porsha, Kandi confirmed the story. Phaedra was also the source of the “Marvin” story. (Todd was telling random women in New York his name was Marvin) Phaedra was stoic as her girlfriend was falling apart. Well, seemingly falling apart, we saw the tissue, we didn’t see the tears. Not lost on Kenya and Todd.
“You know damn well the day you told me that, two days before I sat with Kandi, you said she told you firsthand! Then two days ago we talked on the phone and you told me that she said it firsthand. Now, what I’m not gonna do is go back in text messages and reveal that, because we don’t need no motherfucking receipts.” (Porsha Williams)
(Porsha off the sofa)
Porsha, found a few tears and begged for her sister Lauren. Meanwhile, while she was waiting for her sis, Shamea comes in, not to tell her, she told her so about Phaedra, but basically she did just that (tell her so). Meanwhile her sister comes in and was genuinely surprised to here what Phaedra said.
Kandi, Cynthia, Sheree Todd and Andy (off the sofa)
Todd reminds his wife she’s been vindicated. For Kandi the pain and the rage was there. She talks about people hash tagging #KandiAKABillCosby under her business’ photos. Cynthia and Sheree are confused and in shock! Cynthia say’s she has never seen anything like it! The three housewives talk in the ladies room, Andy joins them as to check the temperature, he is also in shock!
Kenya Please! (off the sofa)
Kenya is on the phone with her friends Brandon. She has never evah, liked Porsha and wanted a friendship with Phaedra until Phaedra turned. Now is off with their heads, she wants them both fired!
Phaedra (off the sofa)
Okay, I’m gonna give Phaedra one. While she is surrounded by emotional chaos ,caused by her, we see her calmly being groom. Bad and mean editing 3Bravo!.
Porsha (on the sofa)
Her buddy, threw her under the bus and Phaedra, didn’t look a bit more bothered, of course until she was busted. However, when Andy asked her why would she believe Kandi and Todd would drug her and take her back to their house? she replied, “this is what I was told”
But I don’t have pity for Porsha. Phaedra supplied her with the bullets, but it was Porsha who pulled the trigger. She had ample opportunity to contact Kandi, a person she called a good friend, to verify the story. Porsha isn’t dumb, anyone who has seen her on the Celebrity Apprentice can attest to that. So Porsha, your no innocent. Porsha, apologized to her old friend, but that fell on to closed ears. it was wayy too late!
Kandi, Cynthia, Kenya, Sheree and Todd (on the sofa)
There were few words. Kandi said she was numb. Kandi said she would have never done that to Phaedra. With regard to her ex employee Johnny, who’s attorney is suing her for over $168,000. Kandi said, she wouldn’t sit down on television and speak with Angela Stanton, the woman who wrote the tell-all book about Phaedra.
Phaedra could have let her faith allow her to come clean in her restoration services, but the holy and ghost wasn’t with her. Phaedra had several opportunities in Hawaii to come clean, Phaedra enjoyed her Champagne instead.
Andy and Phaedra (on the sofa)
Andy gave Phaedra a lifeline. Phaedra pushed it away. ” You know I made a rash decision.” He asked Phaedra if she was mad at Kandi? She says no. At first it was something she was told. When Andy asked Porsha she say’s Phaedra was adamant she understand she heard Kandi say she wanted to drug her firsthand. Then Phaedra changed,“I was repeating something. I shouldn’t have repeated it.” Then she gives the Shaedra apology, I’m sorry! I’m Sorry! Phaedra was cold and emotionless
Put a big ass fork in Andy, he’s done!
I listen to Radio Andy on SiriusXM. Phaedra Parks was one of his early guest when the show launched in 2015. The two have a history which predates the housewives. He was done last night. In the last few minutes, after giving Phaedra every opportunities to help herself, she tells her, “You got caught in a pretty megawatt lie. I don’t know that you’ve completely copped to it…”
Andy says it’s impossible to tell what she’s feeling, and Phaedra says,
“All I can do is apologize. I can’t change that it happened.”
Typically there are hugs after a reunion and what did you learn from the season?
Last night, there were no group hugs in Atlanta. No what you learned from the season? Only a cake for Cynthia Bailey’s 50th and forced smiles.