Charmaine Johnise from VH1’s Black Ink Crew: Chicago Launches New Apron Line

Growing up as the only child has made Charmaine Johnise a little bit spoiled, the VH1 reality star admits in an exclusive interview on Starrdom100 Radio. But she is no stranger to hard work and creates her own opportunities.

What many didn’t know is that she is more than just a reality TV figure, as Johnise is a graduate of Howard University, host of an iHeart radio show, and has recently launched her own Apron Line. Due to the negative portrayal black women oftentimes get in the reality show business, the 28-year-old has garnered much praise for being a positive voice for women of color.

Johnise, who is set for the new season of Black Ink Crew: Chicago, gives a little insight into what will take place on the next show, and talks more about her entrepreneurial endeavors in an exclusive interview on Starrdom100 Radio.

What can we expect on Season 5 of Black Ink Crew: Chicago?

“If you thought Season 4 was crazy. Just wait until Season 5, like you really haven’t seen anything yet. It gets even crazier. But the good thing is that we all join forces back together again, like at some point. So, you know, we are trying to make things work out, you know as a unit with the people that started this. Just remembering like who 9 Mag is and why it started and what it was built on… and you know the teamwork and the efforts; we’re going back to that. But honey the drama…we wouldn’t be number one without drama. Let’s just say that so, you know reality TV is the new soap opera. So just be tuning in every Wednesday. We air in January 2019, I don’t know the exact date yet, but be ready for that!”

 Going into this new season, what can you say you’ve learned about yourself from last season?

“Something I’ve learned probably is that I’m a little spoiled (laughing) but you know, I’m the only child, and you know how that goes. Something that’s different is I’m just stepping up like in every way. Like people are going to take me serious this season. I’m not going to say hey guys take me serious and they’re laughing behind my back like, you know, you need to get with the program or we don’t have to do this. Other than that, you know, I’ve been taking some boxing classes! (Laughing)  I’m always bringing the best of the best of myself to the TV. So, you know just definitely look out for that for sure.”

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You have a new Apron Line out, Tell me about that.

“Yes, I created them myself as far as like the ideas and everything behind it. And yes, it’s really cute stuff like something for everybody. I got aprons for men and women. Some of the aprons say “Wakanda Food You Like”, “Real Men Get Down In The Kitchen”, “Chop It Like It’s Hot” and more. So everybody can get those at http://www.allthingsCharmaine.com. I also have an App coming out that’s going to showcase a lot of my life and cooking videos. That’s going to be released in a few months. I’m focusing on a lot of holiday foods because I’m going to put out a holiday like cookbook as well soon.”

 You recently shared your thoughts about how black women are betrayed on reality TV. What are your thoughts on that?

“So basically it’s crazy because I think women in general are kind of portrayed in a crazy light on Reality TV period! I just think women in general are expected to…you know, do the most on TV, whereas men can kind of fall in the background. Women are expected to bring all the messy and all the gossip. I do think that you know, with black woman unfortunately, they look to us for the ratchet and that ghetto turn up. How they’re portrayed is crazy, but we’re also giving that to them too. So we can’t even blame TV because if that’s the case, black women would have been stepped up to the plate. So I just think you know at the end of the day get your coin sis because I have my own reality TV situation. I haven’t handled everything perfect. And you know, sometimes I was in situations as well, but on the other end, you know, when you think about it… think about the footprint maternally for our kids and everything is not necessarily something that you know, you can be proud of all of your actions on TV. But hey, if you’re living in your true life and if that is true, you live life with no regrets and if that is truly yourself then that’s a whole different story.

Listen to the full interview now by clicking Here!

Connect with Charmaine Johnise of Black Ink Crew: Chicago now on Social Media!

Instagram & Twitter: @Charmainej_tv  & www.allthingsCharmaine.com

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Starrdom100 Exclusive: Actor Darrin D. Henson of BET’s ‘The Family Business’ Discusses Role On The Show

 

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In a recent interview on Starrdom100 Radio, Actor Darrin D. Henson gave some of the inside scoop on BET’s New Hit TV series ‘The Family Business.’

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Darrin Dewitt Henson initially rose to fame as one of the most notable characters on Showtime’s television series, Soul Food. Henson’s critically acclaimed portrayal of ex-convict-turned-businessman, Lem Van Adams, demonstrated his ability to connect deeply with urban audiences.

His work on Soul Food earned him subsequent roles in popular urban films Stomp the Yard and Life Support.  He has also had key roles ABC’s television series Lincoln Heights and more recently, the hit dramas, VH1’s  Single Ladies and BET’s Being Mary Jane. Take a look below at what he shared on Starrdom100 Radio!

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Tanisha Davis: “So I’m excited about this new TV series, can you tell me a little bit more about it?”

Darrin D. Henson: “Sure, “The Family Business” which airs on BET at 9 pm on Tuesdays is about the Duncan’s family, an exotic car business-owning family, successful black family in NYC who is in the business of cars and other businesses, and as you know in business where there is success there is also jealousy. So there is jealousy within the family, outside of the family, and there is war going on with different cartels you know, but the Duncan family is the new family on the block to watch out for.”

Darrin explained how there are obstacles that come in the world of business and being successful in the family.  So with the Duncan family there is a lot of trouble within the family and outside of the family.

Now let’s get to know the character he plays!

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Tanisha: So you play Orlando Duncan, can you tell me a little about your character?

Darrin: “Orlando is next in line to run the family business. The first episode shows that he is going to be the recipient of the business from his father and again it raises eyebrows and makes other family members jealous, you know, LC  Duncan has had a long-standing relationship with the  exotic car business as well as the narcotic business so, its raising jealousy within the family itself.”

Tanisha“This sounds kind of like a mafia-style family”

Darrin: “This family is not to be messed with!”

We can tell this new series is going to keep you entertained and questioning what’s going to happen next.

Tanisha: What drew you to this project because I know its based on Carl Weber’s book so what made you want to be apart of it?

Darrin: Well, I worked with Tri Destined who is the producing company behind the film, many many times, I also worked with Carl Weber many times, so reading the books working with Carl and working with Tri Destined, then reading about this particular show and seeing that its so well developed, and the characters are well developed…who wouldn’t want to play Orlando Duncan?! Its an opportunity to do great work and tell great stories.”

Darrin then explains how the cast is the best part about going into work every day because there is a great group of people to work along side of.

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Tanisha: How would you describe the Duncan family?

Darrin: The Duncan’s family is not to be played with,  Sean Ringgold who plays my big bro…plays the enforcer. He is literally ready to smash heads, you can see in the first  episode that’s what we did, we smashed heads.’

Tanisha: Whats the relationship behind scenes with the cast, are you guys having a lot of fun?

Darrin: We are literally like family there’s no question that its a family.

Tanisha: Out of all of the characters that you have played in other movies, what do you like most about this character?

Darrin: Orlando is the real deal, he’s smart, strategic, he loves his family, he’s an entrepreneur and he’s ready for more, he’s a well-developed character with human flaws which is great because we can see how he unfolds hopefully for the next 10 years.

Tanisha: Are there any upcoming projects with you, I know you have a movie for Thanksgiving?

Darrin: Yes, its called Nothing Like Thanksgiving, it’s going to be on the AMC channel.  Im very excited about people seeing it, its about love & life… and once again FAMILY its one to watch on Thanksgiving Day.

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Celebrities React To Kim Porters Death

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47-year-old Kim Porter was found dead in her Los Angeles home. She was a model and Diddy’s Ex-lover, Mother of 4 Kids. The internet, friends, family, and fans are heartbroken and in shock by the terrible news. here are a few words from celebrities posted on their twitter/Instagram.

 

 

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BUSTA RHYMES (@bustarhymes)

There is no words that can describe this pain of loosing you Kim. You were truly a big sister to me as we were in recent conversations about you helping me get my daughter Cacie into modeling with your guidance, love, protection and resources. @Diddy there are no words that can comfort you and your beautiful children enough right now but just know that I am here regardless of whom or what. Prayers up. 🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿

 

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JOE BUDDEN (@joebudden)

RIP Kim Porter smh

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NICKI MINAJ (@nickiminaj)

The most heartbreaking news. My condolences to your children, family & friends. Sending love to Puff as well, I can’t even imagine what you must be going through. Gone way too soon. 🙏🏾 Rest In Peace, Queen.

 

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USHER (@usher)

Gone Too Soon
I would have hugged you more, we would have laughed more, I would have smiled more, I would have held your hand, I would have told you I love and appreciate you more, I would have told you how proud of you I was, I would have told you what you mean to me and my family, I would have enjoyed our friendship more, and I would never thought we’d be saying goodbye so soon. I love you, Kim Porter, my Big Sister….Miss you already.

My heart is heavy but I understand the mystery of life and overstand that every beginning has an end.
My love goes out to the entire family in this difficult time. Til we meet again..I love you and I’m proud of you Kim. God must have needed you more. #RipKimporter #Gonetoosoon #RIP 💔

 

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I’m truly heartbroken 😩😩💔 RIP Beautiful Queen @ladykpsending my love & prayers out to my bros @quincy@kingcombs@diddy the twins and the whole fam 🙏🏾

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LUDACRIS (@ludacris)
Your beautiful soul and overwhelmingly positive presence will forever continue to resonate with any and everyone you’ve ever come into contact with. Long Live @ladykp 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽
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NAS (@nas)
Rest In Paradise the Coolest Beautiful Queen Kim Porter. Condolences to The Porter & Combs Family. Rest high up Sis
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HOLLY ROBINSON PEETE (@hollyrpeete)
I am absolutely wrecked by this news. Kim Porter was amazing human being one of the best moms I’ve ever met. Her disposition was always warm & fun Just gutted for her children & family & everyone who loved her Rest In Heaven, Kim We’ll love up and support your family 💔🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/gBlBfNG… 
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JUICY J (@therealjuicyj)
R.I.P. Kim Porter 🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿 prayers up for the family
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WENDY WILLIAMS (@wendywilliams)
I just heard the sad news about Kim Porter. My condolences to Diddy and Kim’s families. Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/JkFfk1l…
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MISSY ELLIOTT(@missyelliotte)
My heart just aches so much 4 her children😥😞She Loved them dearly she was proud of her kids & they Loved their mother so much❤️ & Prayers for @Diddy during such a difficult time😞🙏🏾 #KimPorter those that know you will always remember your SMILE your LAUGH & KIND HEART🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/3FjrzWu…
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GABRIELLE UNION (@itsgabrielleu)
This is awful! Praying so hard for her children and her loved ones!! #RIPKimPorter sending so much love to her babies. My God!
How do you feel about Kim’s death? comment below

Cardi B Says Your Favorite Artists Have Ghost Writers

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Cardi B’s new fashion nova capsule launch was all over the internet. The FN x Cardi collaborative line sold out shortly after its launch, breaking a new record for the retailer. “So my Fashion Nova collection sold out a couple of hours ago, and I would like to say thank you to everybody that purchased and I’m sorry for anybody that couldn’t get to it,” she said on Instagram. “We will be restocking some items for Black Friday. And we will restock the collection in two or three weeks.” Cardi B always loved the trendy and affordable clothes fashion nova has to offer. Clothes can be pretty expensive so, Cardi wanted her line to be cute and affordable for her fans.

 

Cardi performed on stage during her launch party and once she got on stage she had sad a couple words to her fans.”All your favorite artists got writers,” she told the crowd. “Even the ones that be saying they don’t, they lying.”  Cardi later added that it doesn’t matter, at least she’s getting paid.

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tell us what you think in the comments below

Children Playing in the Woods Find Body of Missing Teacher After Her Suicide

A missing elementary school teacher in Maine who vanished from her home early last week was found dead on Friday afternoon after killing herself.

Via People:

Children who were playing in the woods near the home of Kristin Westra discovered her remains, according to authorities.

An autopsy performed over the weekend determined Westra, 47, died by suicide, according to a statement from the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office.

The body of the mother of two, who disappeared overnight from her home late on Sept. 30 or early Oct. 1, was located deep in the woods behind her house in North Yarmouth.

According to her husband, Jay Westra, he and Kristin went to bed about 8 p.m. on Sunday. But Kristin, a teacher at Chebeague Island School, was gone when Jay awoke on Monday — leaving behind her phone, car and keys. Jay reported her missing soon after.

Authorities had been searching for Kristin ever since, using drones and a number of canine units.

Kristin’s relatives reportedly said that she was dealing with some anxiety and stress before going missing, but, “the thought of her doing this to her family is completely out of the norm,” her brother, Eric Rohrbach, told ABC News.

Cardi B Speaks on Her ‘Breaking Point’ with Nicki Minaj in ‘W’ Magazine

In the mag, she revealed what transpired leading up to the moment she attempted to fight Nicki Minaj at the Harper’s Bazaar ‘Icons’ party earlier his year.

Photograph by Mickalene Thomas; Styled by Kollin Carter. W Magazine.

“For a while now she’s been taking a lot of shots at me,” she said of Minaj, jiggling her leg. “I spoke to her twice before, and we came to an understanding. But she kept it going.” Her breaking point came when she saw that Minaj had liked, and then unliked, a tweet disparaging Cardi’s mothering skills, something Minaj has denied. “I was going to make millions off my Bruno Mars tour, and I sacrificed that to stay with my daughter,” Cardi went on. “I love my daughter. I’m a good-ass fucking mom. So for somebody that don’t have a child to like that comment? So many people want to say that party wasn’t the time or the place, but I’m not going to catch another artist in the grocery store or down the block.”

You can read more from her interview by clicking here.

Sears is Preparing To File Bankruptcy

Hedgie Eddie Lampert may be preparing to cut his losses on Sears Holdings just prior to a huge debt payment due next week.

The long-troubled iconic retailer has been working with M-III Partners to prepare what may appear to be a prepackaged bankruptcy filing that could come as soon as this week, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

M-III Partners has been working the past couple of weeks at Sears Holdings’ headquarters in Hoffman Estates, Ill., people familiar with the situation told the Journal.

Sears has a $134 million debt payment due this coming Monday and it doesn’t look like they will be able to pay the debt.

Lampert — Sears’ and Kmart’s chairman, chief executive, largest shareholder and biggest creditor — is reportedly looking for a larger ­restructuring than just anteing up more cash to bail out the cash-strapped retailers.

The hedge-fund billionaire is looking to cut more than $1 billion from Sears’ $5.5 billion debt, unload another $1.5 billion worth of real estate and sell $1.75 billion in assets, including the Kenmore appliance brand, according to the Journal report.

On Tuesday, Sears brought in corporate-restructuring pro Alan Carr as a director.

He currently runs a restructuring-advisory firm and previously worked as a restructuring lawyer at Skadden, Arps, according to the report.

Sears and Kmart have lost more than $11 billion since 2011, and their annual sales have dropped nearly 60 percent in that period to $16.7 billion, according to the report.

Sears, once the world’s largest retailer, has struggled in the face of declining foot traffic in its stores.

Starbucks To Kick in For Babysitting While Baristas Serve Coffee!

Starbucks Corp. will now offer subsidized childcare for all of its U.S. employees. The new benefit, a partnership with childcare provider Care.com Inc., will provide 10 subsidized backup daycare days for parents for instances when regular care falls through. In-home backup childcare will cost $1 an hour or $2 an hour after the 4th child. Care at a daycare center will cost $5 per day.

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“We felt like it was important to make this accessible,” said Ron Crawford, vice president of benefits at Starbucks. “We wanted to have as low a possible cost.” Unlike some of Starbucks’s other benefits, which require employees to work 20 hours before they can access them, Care@Work is available to more than 180,000 U.S. employees, regardless of how much they work.

This is awesome because parents pay almost as much for childcare as they do for rent, and when it falls through or there’s an unexpected day off from school or daycare, a parent either has to stay home or scramble to find a solution that may result in having to quit the job due to inconvenience. Subsidized childcare is a rare benefit. Only 2 percent of more than 3,000 employers surveyed by the Society of Human Resource Management in 2018 say they help employees pay for childcare fees. Only 4 percent offer backup child care services. All companies should offer help with childcare or even offer an onsite daycare service. With the way society is moving and more families working, its best companies go ahead and invest more into the job security of their employees by helping them to stay at work.

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Retailers and restaurants have been trying to improve their perks to retain employees amid a very tight labor market. Amazon.com Inc. just announced it’s boosting wages to $15 an hour in November for its current and seasonal workers. In January, Starbucks committed to spend $250 million on new employee benefits, including a pay boost for domestic workers after the federal tax overhaul.

 

 

Kim K sticks by Kanye West

Kim Kardashian is sticking by her man after his “SNL” Donald Trump rant. The 37-year-old reality TV star took to Instagram Tuesday to share a picture with Kanye West, with a caption that says “We got love.” The message comes after Kanye appeared on Saturday night live over the weekend. After his performance, Kanye gave an off-air speech that Chris Rock posted on his Instagram story. In the speech Kanye defended his support of President Donald Trump.

A source told ET that Kim and Kourtney Kardashian were present during the speech. The source also said that Kim stared at Kanye and didn’t seem fazed by his remarks. Following his appearance on “SNL,” Kanye took to social media, while wearing a MAGA hat, saying he wanted the country to “build factories here in America” and “abolish the 13th amendment.” That is the amendment that abolished slavery.

During Sunday’s episode of “Keeping up with the Kardashians,” Kim K also revealed she and her husband have had some arguments recently. She also admitted to neglecting Kanye after having kids.


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