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Is ‘The Queen’s Court’ On The Docket?

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No one expects to catch tea at breakfast, but at 9 am Khia went live on IG to discuss The Queens’ Court and let it all go. When I tell you she took no prisoners, I mean that!

Perceived to be a difficult person and following the supposed collapse of The Queens’ Court, many have shunned Khia and taken to Twitter and Instagram to pick a side. With a week of silence behind her, Khia took to IG the morning of February 13th to share all the details of the events that surrounded the disappointing February 5th show.

Everybody Catching Bullets Ho’

Khia isn’t called motor mouth for no reason because she let so many people have it that I lost count. She dragged the people who set up the equipment for The Queens’ Court that fateful Monday. After turning her sights from the collapse of that stream, Khia went on to attack Funky Dineva and other vloggers who quickly jumped into the foray to profit from using The Queens’ Court to get views but things got *personal*. She drug Mo’Nique for her performance in Precious saying she only won that Oscar because she was channeling her mother’s response to her sexual abuse. She attacked Funky Dineva for his alleged love of cocaine, going so far as to recount an episode where he snorted it from a bar in plain sight. She went in on him for his rental suit, stealing appliances, and destroying property. I had to clutch my pearls and it wasn’t even 10 AM yet!

Fresh Brewed Tea

Fresh from the gym, Khia went live from her home to share a harsh truth that everyone that roots for you publicly does not stand for you privately. The chaos of conspiring assistants and rumors of infighting came to light in Khia’s account. She states despite pleading with Madison to just keep things simple, the advice of unseen showrunners won TS over, leading to the change in the set, addition of props, and increased expenditure, all of which she thought were unnecessary.

As a fan of the show, I wasn’t thrilled with the change of their set in TS Madison’s home, frequently called The Marvelous Chateau. I agreed with her that simpler was better and their original setup was more than agreeable for creating the atmosphere of a ki with a couple of the realest women you’d ever meet, but I digress. Khia’s account of why The Queens’ Court has taken a tumble is not rooted in anger with her good friend and co-host. Her rage is however directed at the assistants that are frequently heard laughing in the background, “showrunners”, and so-called friends whose creative direction altered the show.

Khia's account of why The Queens' Court has taken a tumble is not rooted in anger with her good friend and Click To Tweet

Beginning of the End

According to Khia, Mo’Nique was initially supposed to come to TS Madison’s house for the interview but later decided to just Skype in. Khia was onboard with the idea because, in previous episodes, they had used the platform to successfully hold court. She expected everything to be as comical as usual but things quickly turned south. According to Khia, before the meeting was set to occur, TS Madison went to an interview with a trio of men in their home and liked their setup. The lighting arrangement, networking configuration, and technical side of things looked right and Maddie came back to Khia with a pitch — let’s upgrade our production. Khia says Maddie told her the men agreed to stop by The Marvelous Chateau and set everything up to look like a studio quality production. Khia insisted that they continue the way things are, that they didn’t need to further alter their layout because whenever a network contract was secured, professionals would be better equipped to fit their needs. Although Khia did not want to make any further changes, Madison purchased the necessary equipment and the ball was in place…but it wouldn’t move until just 2 hours before the show was to begin.

Digital Breakdown

In a recent upload, TS Madison says it was Super Bowl Sunday and admitted that things should have been in place Saturday, two days in advance but things were delayed because Khia had not appeared in time for preparations to begin. Connectivity issues arose when Madison discovered that you couldn’t have 2 modems in a single residence, which is against Comcast’s company policy.

The fact that the people who were setting this up for her didn’t know this not only proved their incompetence, it cost Madison $200. Wanting to improve the quality of the show to accommodate Oscar winner Mo’Nique, Maddie went on to spend $700 to use a program that allowed them to have everyone onscreen at once. Ever the perfectionist, she wanted The Queens’ Court as a brand to appear ready for bigger things and holding an iPad or her phone would have been tacky to her. She lamented that Khia was not as emotionally invested in their success that day. In Khia’s video, she says why.

Don’t Trust ‘Em

Uneasy with the idea of strangers coming in and involving themselves in the production of their show, Khia disconnected herself from their goings on based on feelings. She felt as though they were coming just to be onlookers to their sabotage, having no real value to add to their show. Khia says that Madison was aware of how she felt toward the men who were assisting in their setup but they continued anyway without Khia present Saturday when they were initially supposed to set up. When Khia finally did arrive and things were not working as planned, she insisted they contact Mo and ask her to reschedule. Mo’Nique immediately responded negatively. Of course, they continued with the scheduled interview anyway, Khia wasn’t having it and left Maddie in tears of frustration while Mo’Nique and her accomplice got their lives muttering to themselves between inauthentic reassurance. And that’s where we are now.

We Need A Resolution

Through all of this, Khia insists that she harbors no ill will toward Maddie and Maddie has said the same in her own statement. As a fan of the show, I truly hope they resolve their issues, get back to the basics, and March 19th return with a clean slate. The duo will still be meeting their tour dates, with the first occurring on Feb 17th in DC. As many sit at home with their glasses filled to the brim with petty juice and Bacardi with a splash of Coca-Cola, the court won’t be in session fast enough.

 

What do you think of the recent events? Will there be a new set of hosts March 19, and will the audience tune in?

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Jason Mitchell Loses Representation and ALL Gigs Following Misconduct Allegations

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As the breakout star of Straight Outta Compton, Jason Mitchell made his mark with a spot on performance as Eazy E. His indisputable talent caught the eyes of top-notch talent agencies and management. His star was rising, only to descend with equal speed. The one-time star of Showtime’s drama, The Chi, has found himself out of all jobs and prospects, lacking management, or a talent agency after allegations of “inappropriate behavior”.

Jason Mitchell was in line to star as the lead of Desperados, a Netflix film, when the news of an off-set incident made its way to the ears of producers. While the details of what happened have not been made public, the fallout of Mitchell’s actions has been swift. Since Netflix conducted an investigation into the misconduct allegation, news of the incident spread to the ears of his other employers. This led to Mitchell being dropped by his agency, his management company, Netflix, and Showtime.

Representatives for United Talent Agency, Authentic Talent & Literary Management, and Netflix production company Good Universe have all confirmed Mitchell’s unemployment. In the past, an incident occurred on the set of The Chi. There were allegations of inappropriate behavior involving Tiffany Boone, who plays Mitchell’s girlfriend on the show. While resolved, the history of Mitchell’s repeated complaints of sexual harassment have influenced future decisions. The series was recently renewed but production company Fox 21 Television Studios opted not to pick up Mitchell’s option for the third season.

Jason Mitchell has not made any comments on the matter at this time.

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Snubs and Celebrations: 2019 BET Award Nominations Are in!

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While the major award season has long passed, summer entertainment and music awards season is upon us. BET just announced the nominees for the 2019 awards show.

Taking place on June 23rd at the Microsoft Theater in LA, actors and musicians will find out who stands among the winners and the losers. But the network that claims “We got you” is facing some heat for neglecting to include the queer community.

When it comes to who is looking to win big, all signs point to Cardi B. The “Money” rapper has been nominated 7 times with one award being Album of the Year. Her award nominations span 5 of the 20 available categories the ceremony highlights. While she’s sure to collect some trophies, her competition is rather steep. Cardi is up against The Carters album “Everything is Love.”

For actors, the categories are few and far between, but there’s love to go around…provided you aren’t a queer actor. The critically acclaimed FX drama series Pose is good enough to snatch trophies anywhere but home. BET has not recognized any talent from the series for either best actor or actress despite Billy Porter’s renowned performance. Fans of Pose have voiced their concerns on Twitter, calling out Black Entertainment Television for not rooting for everybody Black.

The full list of nominees is available here.

Are you excited to see who leaves a winner? Tune in June 23rd to find out who shines.

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And Now Our Watch Has Ended: Game of Thrones Conclusion Falls Flat

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Lovers of the fantasy series Game of Thrones tuned in for the nonsensical ending Sunday night. Much to their dismay, the conclusion to the once well-crafted tale left them with more continuity errors and questions than they bargained for.

Caution: This post contains spoilers for the entire series of Game of Thrones!

Howland Reed, The Grand Maester Conspiracy, The North Remembers, Lady Stoneheart. There were so many neglected arcs in the series that led to the rushed ending fans received last night. Although some still look fondly upon the franchise as one of the most enthralling, culturally captivating shows of all time, it’s memory is forever laced not just with what it included, but with what it altered or flat out ignored.

Originally foreseen by George R.R. Martin as having a Tolkien-esque ending where all loose ends are tied, showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are being roasted for the botched ending they’ve presented to a longsuffering fanbase. Appearing to have conveniently forgotten the iconic author’s grand plan, D & D stood by as plot lines and character arcs suffered from their deviation. No longer able to contain their frustrations fans have been incredibly vocal with their displeasure. Screaming in a single voice and echoing the cast’s sentiments, the Game of Thrones fandom agrees that this ending is “bullshit”.

The beginning of the series finale focused on Tyrion’s journey to uncover the fate of his siblings and Jon’s journey to convince Daenerys not to be “more of the same.” The Red Keep, thought to be in complete ruin, was still accessible to Tyrion, even as he wandered toward the underbelly of the enormous castle. A torch in hand, he dug through bricks to reach the tunnels where Jamie and Cersei lay. In what would be the first of many “What the f*ck?!” moments of the evening, Tyrion actually discovers the corpses of the star-crossed twins. Viewers watched in disappointment as he managed to stand in an area that should have been clearly collapsed, implying that if the lovers stood a few feet to the right, they might have survived the implosion. A travesty! Yet more cringe would follow as the episode unfolded.

For anxious onlookers who couldn’t wait to see what Sunday would bring, they could feast their eyes upon an accurate leak that described the events. Telegraphing Grey Worm’s descent into heartlessness as he killed enemies of “The Queen”, Jon’s eventual betrayal of Daenerys, and even character endings, it all played out just as the unnamed source said things would. No matter how much we wanted it all to be untrue, there it was in all of it’s ugliness. After 10 long years of production, after 2 long years of wait, Game of Thrones ended with democracy, SIX kingdoms, and Bran The Broken, First of His Name ascending to rule.

The overall reception of the conclusion to the series is a solid “NOPE!”. Viewers and critics have given the episode, titled The Iron Throne, a 57% rating. As social media users continue to share the ways in which the end was unfulfilling for them, book readers are urging them to begin reading the texts. There are still two novels left in the series, giving show watchers access to a true ending and the satisfaction of complete arcs with stunning detail.

Were you disappointed with Season 8? Did you think the series finale was an epic conclusion or did it leave much to be desired?

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