In the lawsuit, Crews says Venit stared at him “like a rabid dog, sticking his tongue in and out of his mouth provocatively.” Crews said after the alleged assault he pushed Venit away, and turned to Adam Sandler yelling, “Adam, come get your boy! He’s grabbing my nuts.” Crews says on his way home from the event Adam Sandler called and asked if he was ok, and Crews responded that he was surprised he got molested at age 48. He says Sandler expressed shock at Venit’s behavior.
He says the next day he called his agent at William Morris Endeavor — the same agency where Venit works — telling him of the alleged assault. A few hours later, Crews says Venit called him and apologized, claiming he was just not himself that night.
Crews says he met with WME’s chairman Ari Emanuel, who apologized for Venit’s behavior. Crews says he told Emanuel he feared retaliation, but Emanuel said Venit “did not have that level of power despite his title as head of the Motion Picture Department.”
Crews says he’s suffered psychologically and says he has never felt more emasculated and objectified. He says he worries about Venit’s power in the industry and hurting his career.
Adam is already back to work at WME following a brief suspension.
At the moment, Hazel-E is the opposite of #BlackGirlMagic. The Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood cast member and Girl Code author is under fire after taking to Instagram to call out Brooke Valentine, Moniece Slaughter, comedian Jess Hilarious and numerous others for being “jealous” of her lighter complexion — right after saying she hopes “all gays die and burn in hell.”
You have to be mindful of the things you say because now Hazel-E has pretty much ended her career because of what she stated. Let’s be mindful that Mona Scott Young is one of the dark skinned women who pays your bills. I’m truly in shock that such things would be said about dark skinned women when at the end of the day we are all black no matter the shade and lovely in the sight of God. Secondly God loves all people and no matter what your sin may be, he wants us all to be saved and live a prosperous life. It is not his plan to send us all to hell but to help us to make it in to heaven. The bible says that Jesus did not come to condemn the world so by her claiming that “all gays” should die and burn in hell is taking yourself up in a position above what God says.
After checking out the footage above one could only wonder what was going on when Hazel-E decided to make these statements. Either way it has caused not only backlashes but it has caused major brands that were once united with the Reality Star to cut ties. Earlier this year we filmed at the Shoedazzle location in Los Angeles, California, with Hazel-E and now Shoedazzle has stated that they are cutting off business with her!
With social media in a rage behind it, Hazel-E is eating her words, and asking her LGBT fans to forgive her for saying gays should burn in hell.
TMZ stated that they spoke to Hazel on Thursday … the day after she went on a homophobic social media rant. Which of course started after someone accused her boyfriend and fellow ‘LHHH’ star Rose Burgandy of being gay, and they both went crazy — invoking the Bible, and wishing a fiery death on all gays.
Hazel admits it wasn’t the brightest thing to do, especially because she relies heavily on the LGBT community’s support. She’s now backing off the death wish, but she’s clinging to the religious part of her rant. Sadly once you say something, it is out there and you can’t take back your words. This is why you must guard your tongue because it can be the difference between you being in the rich house and then cast back down into the poor house. It’s also quite depressing that some black women are still falling under the traits of the Willie Lynch syndrome which consisted of separating yourself based on the level of your “blackness”. You know the light skinned negro was in the house and the dark skinned negro was kept out in the fields. Haven’t we been separated enough as black people and black women? Why can’t we unite? White people did enough separating with us during slavery, and still some do the same today, so why keep this mess up by separating yourselves from yourselves?!
Check out what she shared with TMZ below.
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Mona Scott-Young On Keyshia Cole & Love & Hip Hop: Miami Spin-Off
Exclusive Via: TheJasmineBrand
In a recent interview with theJasmineBrand.com correspondent @SmithWorldWide, Love & Hip Hop executive producer Mona Scott-Young opens up about snagging Keyshia Cole on the upcoming season of Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood. She says,
“You know Keyshia always has great stories to tell. I think that’s what people loved when she had her own show. They love it through her storytelling and her music so we just wanted to give her an opportunity to kind of have another platform to do that. “
When asked if it was difficult to secure the singer she admits,
“Was it hard? You know what, at first she said no for a very long time and then we spent a little bit of time together and I think she realized that, I think she has a story to tell and she wants to be able to tell it and this was a platform to do that. Yeah! So we are excited to have her.”
Mona, who is currently EP’ing Xscape’s new docu-series, confirms that the Love & Hip Hop franchise will continue to venture into other cities. “Houston I love. We wanted to do Houston and we went into Houston to cast and we may go back to Houston but I think it’s pretty common knowledge that we’re doing Miami. Yes! So Miami is coming up but yeah I would love to do Houston. Houston is one of my favorite cities that and New Orleans. Yes!”
Now we all remember that Keyshia Cole explained why she turned down Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood, and more during her interview with Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club back on (Feb. 21). According to Cole, Love & Hip Hop creator Mona Scott Young offered her “a little bit more” than $1 million to join the reality show.
“Mona reached out to me a few times and was just asking if I would be willing to do it,” Cole explained. “I think it’s a great platform for artists if you do it right, I wouldn’t want to be in all the crazy stuff.”
We wonder what changed her mind…Hmm.
Check out that interview from earlier this year below.
Taraji P. Henson’s‘Cookie Lyon’ is the best thing about FOX’s ‘Empire’, and with the show entering it’s fourth season, Taraji is keeping it real about having to let ‘Cookie’ go in the future.
Via Page Six:
“I could not do this forever. No. Cookie wears me out!” Henson exclaims during a recent interview with Variety. “She drains me,” the actress adds with a laugh. “She is emotionally all over the place. Those writers, they just keep pushing my emotions with every episode. By the 18th episode [of each season], I’m dead. I got to get far away. I don’t wear animal print. I cut my hair into a bob. I don’t wear a weave because I’ve got to get as far away from Cookie as possible.”
When asked if she has a number of seasons in mind she’d like “Empire” to stay on the air, Henson quips, “Once it’s syndicated — and then I’m like, ‘Thank you. Goodnight!’”
“I learned this from the women of ‘Sex and the City’ — you’ve got to know when to go out. You don’t want to overstay your welcome. You want to go out on a high. You want to be remembered as the number one show on network,” Henson adds. “I’m going to lose my passion, I know me. And Cookie is enough. I can’t do that for so long.”
While playing Cookie is an emotionally taxing role, Henson wasn’t always confident that her erratic character would resonate with audiences. When she first read the script for “Empire,” she says, she was “scared to death.”
“I thought people would hate her,” Henson admits. “Because of the things that she says, it was very risky, because that’s a character that if it’s not handled correctly, it would turn the audience off.”
Henson could have never imagined the success “Empire” would become — many would say, in large part thanks to her Emmy-nominated and Golden Globe-winning performance as Cookie — but she originally signed onto the Fox pilot because the character frightened her.
“Any role that scares me is a challenge and I don’t back away from challenges. That’s how I pick roles — if it scares me, I have to do it,” she explains. “Cookie scared me a bit and the challenge was, how do I make the audience connect and feel and empathize for her? Once I did that work, I was like, OK, people are either going to love her or hate her. Thank God it worked. Phew!”
Henson also admits that the importance placed on overnight ratings is part of the reason why she actually prefers working in film than TV. We all know that recently she starred in the Oscar-nominated film “Hidden Figures.”
“I’m in a unique position on my television show, ‘Empire,’ because I think sometimes television is kind of corporate, and I’m an artist and my brain doesn’t work like that. What I mean by corporate is that it’s like a government job almost — you’re still acting, but it’s a different set-up,” Henson explains, continuing, “Film, I like better. You have a day to shoot one scene and you get to let it breathe, and you have one writer for your character so your character doesn’t feel schizophrenic — sometimes, my characters feel schizo on television because there are so many opinions and so much input … that’s why I like film a little better. One writer, one director, one [studio] head. Not all those voices.”
Although the role of ‘Cookie has been a successful role. I’m sure we all can relate to becoming drained with constantly seeing the typical black woman stereotype in film & on TV.
We know all too well the angry black girl narrative. You know, the one you see on TV: the lady whose always yelling, hand gestures everywhere, neck rolling – the bubble-gum-popping black girl who always has plenty to say, usually something nagging, loud and confrontational. You’ll see her on “reality” TV shows such as Love & Hip Hop and Bad Girls Club, or go back to the 1930s and she was Sapphire on the radio (and later TV) show Amos ‘n’ Andy.
The stereotype has parallels in the “strong black woman” and the “strong independent woman” (of any race): all limit our ability as women to emote, as if the only emotion we can express is anger and our only quality is strength.
These images of black femininity are constantly force-fed to us through the media, and it’s time we started questioning why. The fact that we are consistently portrayed this way says a lot about society’s treatment of black people – the lack of respect and even kindness towards black women.
It’s mentally exhausting to keep seeing these roles in the highlights when it comes to gaining good ratings.
“I really make my son my priority, so any free time I get aside from whatever he needs is when I put the time into my music” (Fizz)
The greatest gift a father can give to his son is a book about his love for raising him. Fizz is more than just a music performer and definitely more than just a regular guy on a Reality Show. Fizz is a single father trying to do what’s best for his son while building a solid foundation for him to rise up on. To be able to speak with Fizz as he shared some positive aspects behind writing his book was truly inspiring. Fizz shared information that could help a lot of single fathers out there who are trying to be that role model to their sons. This book is truly going to shine some light on the hidden places that real fathers such as Fizz deal with and how they can grow beyond it all, while maintaining a successful career.
Fizz’s new book is titled ‘No Excuses: Being the Father My Son Deserves’. The book is co-written by Fizz and National Best Selling Author Brittani Williams who also wrote ‘Daddy’s Little Girl’ and the ‘Black Diamond Saga’.
Fizz took a moment to share some information pertaining to his book with Kontrol. We recently had an interview and was mesmerized by the beautiful display of pride and love he takes in being a father to his son. He is presenting more than just a book, he is also giving life changing information to his fans!
Fizz shared with us some very profound information behind his idea for putting out his book and also highlighted some facts about what led to him to feeling the need to help other single fathers out there.
“It all started first with the show Love & Hip Hop Hollywood showing how I am as a father and from there that’s where I went. People were always complimenting me on my fatherhood and how good of a father they thought I was and how I was able to manage or balance my career and fatherhood at the same time. I felt it was a good platform for me to reach out to the younger fathers. There are up and coming fathers that are not in a relationship anymore and are now single parents. I’m also speaking to anybody in my situation as well. I really wanted to give some advice on how they can better themselves while being a father or just give them the outlook on my story, my struggles, and how I was able to get through it all. How I progressed from it and give vital information to help motivate them.”
So what exactly can readers gain from his book? Well Fizz states, “I would say they could gain some knowledge on fatherhood and how to deal with the pros & cons of it. How to deal with the struggles of balancing an entertainment career or any career. How to function between the two. Most importantly, not to put so much stress on yourself when it comes to progressing in your career. The fact that you are a parent is a constant reminder that you have that responsibility no matter what.”
Fizz makes it clear in a heartfelt tone that single fathers simply have to find that balance while continuing to be a responsible parent and maintaining a successful career. He stressed this has to be done for your sons, daughters, and never to let it all stress you out. For those who follow the artists on Love & Hip Hop Hollywood, Fizz definitely displays a calm, but positive level of balance while raising his handsome son, Kamron. His book truly sounds like something a lot of young fathers should have a copy of on their shelves for inspiration when it debuts.
Since he has taken a conscious direction with his balance between fatherhood and music, we were curious to know if he planned on putting out any more books once this is released. Fizz casually responded, “Well I’m not certain, it depends on how this well this one is received by everyone. If I can be that voice for a certain demographic of people then I’m all for it”.
Fizz has a large fan base and I’m sure that once this book hits the shelves, many will definitely take interest in hearing more from him.
Besides his book we asked if he had any other new projects he was working on for his fans and he responded, “Yes, I’m actually about to release a new music project, a mix tape called ‘Lifestyle’ and you all can expect that really soon. There isn’t a set date, but be on the look out for it.”
For all the lovely ladies who have been following the handsome soon to be 31 year old and wondering if he was on the market, well Fizz went on to inform the fans, “Yea, I’m single, and then he added with a laugh, “I’m a single father!”.
So ladies don’t just come for one single dose of him, be prepared to come and accept him as well as his bundle of joy, which is his son.
Do you all feel that Love & Hip Hop Hollywood had a part in the role he displays as a father?
Well Fizz briefly explained that the show only gave a positive aspect to the father he already was prior to the show.
“I think it made me more cautious as a father. I’m very cautious as to what my son is subject to out here and in the public eye overall. I’m also more cautious on how I present myself with what I do, but it didn’t make me change up or make me become a better father…I’ve always been the father I display myself as.”
What makes his book worth reading is the fact that he never changed up on who he was as a father to his son because of a television show. He remained consistent and that is a definite plus for anyone looking to read a book from the voice of a man who is genuine about who he is.
So, how did Fizz team up with best-selling author Brittani Williams for this awesome book idea? He stated, “We teamed up through management…her management team actually reached out to my people about writing a book and if I had any subjects that I would like to touch on. I thought that touching on fatherhood would be the best for me because of my demographic offans and everyone who knows me or pays attention to me understands that about me. I felt like it was the right subject to touch on.”
Fizz also added that this is not the final step for him in his career achievements, “I will always feel under accomplished. I feel like I want to accomplish everything in the world, so I’m always pushing to strive for more.
With a new view on life and a positive display of growth, he is definitely no longer ‘LiL Fizz’ from B2K.
“It’s some people who will always refer to me as ‘Lil Fizz‘ because that’s what they know me as, but…It’s just Fizz now because I’ll be 31 soon and I’m far from little ( he laughed)…if anything my son is Lil Fizz and I’m Big Fizz.“
Fans are definitely going to be waiting for this book to hit the shelves because we all have had the opportunity to watch him grow through his music as well as take in what he showcased on television. Fizz is the perfect role model to young fathers all over. His love for his son is simply a beautiful display of living art for black fathers alike.
“I really make my son my priority, so any free time I get aside from whatever he needs is when I put the time into my music and it goes as it comes. It’s more of a hobby now for me because my son is my focus, so if I get the time to do the music then great, but my son is my top priority.”
His book is set to be released everywhere books are sold in April 2017 and the pre-order link will be in his bio on his Instagram page @airfizzo really soon.
With the ongoing rumors and drama that surrounds Fizz’s relationship with his son’s mother, Moneice Slaughter, it will be exciting to hear a very genuine, in-depth perspective on fatherhood and the relationship with his son in his own words.