Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Starter Wives Confidential... Cancelled???

 Left to Right

v  Monica Joseph- Taylor- Pending divorce from Hot 97 DJ Funkmaster Flex; 2 children together.
v  Josie Harris- Previous girlfriend of Boxer Floyd Mayweather; 3 children together
v  Tashera Simmons- Pending divorce from Rapper DMX; 4 children together. 
v  Cheryl Caruso- Married to (alleged mob affiliated) Phillip Caruso; 2 children together
v  Liza Morales- Previous girlfriend of Basketball player Lamar Odom; 3 children together.
v  Zakia Baum- Previous girlfriend of Rapper Maino; 1 child together.
v  (Not Photo’d… you’ll see why.) Shaniqua Tompkins- Previous girlfriend of Rapper 50 Cent; 1 child together.

Starter Wives Confidential premiered on January 29, 2013.. and I was hooked!  It wasn’t the typical “wives” show.  These ladies were more personable… more relatable. Unfortunately, after only THREE episodes into the season… I discovered last night that the show would not continue on air courtesy of 50 cent.  I was so disappointed...

I’m not sure at all.. if that confirms exactly why the show was cancelled, but cast member Monica Joseph-Taylor took it to her blog to openly vent about the situation:

If you want to watch the remainder of episodes of Starter Wives Confidential you will have to go online to TLC.com.  Ask me why? ::Long Pause::

It’s no secret Starter Wives Confidential was plagued by legal inquiries and possible lawsuits from the beginning starting with Shanequa Tompkins being missing from all the episodes, her ex 50 cent allegedly had an agreement or contract with her of some sort that either prevented or made it difficult for her to partake in the show.

I know before taping even began I was questioned about my posts relating to anyone connected with Lamar Odom.  Luckily, TLC had no control over what I do or can post so it became a non-issue.  I never did find out who was putting pressure on them.  Cut to the Lil Kim situation, one which I’m still confused about and can’t even confirm if there is a lawsuit.

Bringing a show with women of color to TLC we always knew was a challenge and I love that they believed in our stories and gave us a voice.  A voice, honesty, love, a lot of drama, and a bit of ratchetness. (Usually required for any good reality show.)  I can only imagine there were a lot of people who were afraid what would come out on Starter Wives Confidential and as you saw from the first few episodes, the ladies were NOT holding back!  Trust me it gets better and much juicier.  But I digress. (I always wanted to say that in a post.)

I want to say that from the very bottom of my soul the support and love from viewers was more amazing then I imagined.  Even the haters felt our show was genuine.   I love that personally I got to not only bond with 5 amazing women but was allowed to show that not all celebrity wives sit home, model, or are simpletons.  For the first time people got to know who I really am, if even just a little bit.  So it SUCKS that you have to watch episodes online but it beeeez like that sometimes.

But make sure you still log onto www.mommysdirtylittlesecret.com everyday for the latest news, gossip, and sexy info (c’mon ya’ll know me by now, why pretend anymore #endlesspromotion #bossbitch #keepitmovin #letmefinish.)

P.S. I realize I didn’t answer why we are not being aired anymore…. You will just have to judge for yourself.  ::Closes the shades carefully as she writes and presses send::
-Monica Taylor

Sigh…there is a lot of loopholes in this situation.  I kinda feel bad for these ladies. 

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