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"BBW" Producers THREATENING Jennifer Williams With Legal Action Over Trash-Talking + Mary J. Blige SET TO STAR On E!'s "Opening Act"

"Basketball Wives" star Jennifer Wiiliams may soon regret filing a lawsuit (if she planned to do another season) against Nia Crooks as VH1 producers are now threatening their own lawsuit saying Jennifer violated her contract.  Get the deets inside and find out about Mary J. Blige's new E! competition show.

 

After filing suit against Nia Crooks for slapping her on "BBW," Jennifer Williams' press tour, where she said the show degraded women, may soon land her in hot water with producers of the show.

According to TMZ,  the show's execs are currently in talks to file a lawsuit against Jen saying her show-bashing is in violation of her contract -- which forbids cast members from doing any media appearances or press without approval, or speaking negatively about the show.  Maybe her lawyers should have found a way to not mention the show itself and still get her point across.

If all these folks actually make it to the "reunion show," it's going to be some foolish television.

 

Speaking of television:

 

 

E! has announced the addition of "Opening Act" to its lineup and the show stars Mary J. Blige!  On the new talent competition show, headlined by "American Idol" executive producer Nigel Lythgoe, Mary J. Blige and producer Antonina Armato, the three will comb the Internet and give talented amateurs the chance to open for an A-list music star.

It sounds like this could be a fun show as they have lined up some heavyweights.  Music acts that have signed on to let an aspiring musician open for one show on their current tour are Nicki Minaj, Rod Stewart, LMFAO, Brad Paisley, Jason Aldean, Jason Mraz and Gym Class Heroes.

The amateurs will get the news via host Olivia Lee and will be brought to Hollywood for an extreme ‘performance boot camp’ and intense mentoring sessions with top industry heavyweights.  

"Opening Act" premieres July 9. 

 

BONUS: Think Like A Man tops the box office for the second week in a row, beating out the new Jason Segal/Emily Blunt movie 5-Year Engagement.  The movie raked in close to $17.4 million, for a cumulative of $60.8 mill gross revenue.  But it's a win/win for comedian Kevin Hart as he co-stars in both movies.  Congrats to the cast & crew!

The Randomness:

1.  Based on a press release from Aretha's camp, Aretha Franklin wants Audra McDonald to play her in biopic.  

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LOL Someone needs to sue VH1

LOL Someone needs to sue VH1 for false advertisement because all of the characters on there is not a BASKETBALL WIFE BUT AN EX WIFE OR GIRLFRIEND!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous's picture

VH1 is grasping at straws

VH1 is grasping at straws with their counter lawsuit. Jennifer should persist with her lawsuit. There are seasons of footage to show the constant bullying on that show. Tami bullied and slapped Meka last season. Meka wanted to press charges and they got rid of her. Each season there is a target. Jennifer is the target this season. It's trash TV and it's time for the show to go.
Anonymous's picture

Vh1 need to sue Evelyn's

Vh1 need to sue Evelyn's ghetto ass for acting a damn fool but I forgot thats what they like.Evelyn and her raggedy ass assistant are just mad because Jennifer has new friends and not kissing their asses...Ijs..
Valerie's picture

Vh1 need to sue Evelyn's

Vh1 need to sue Evelyn's ghetto ass for acting a damn fool but I forgot thats what they like.Evelyn and her raggedy ass assistant are just mad because Jennifer has new friends and not kissing their asses...Ijs..
Anonymous's picture

BOYCOTT THE ADVERTISERS!!!!

BOYCOTT THE ADVERTISERS!!!! WHOEVER IS PAYING VH1 TO AIR THEIR GARBAGE NEEDS TO BE BOYCOTTED. IF ITS TAMPAX OR MCDONALDS, BOYCOTT!!!! ANYONE WHO IS GOING TO WATCH THE SHOW TONIGHT, PLEASE MAKE A LIST OF THE ADVERTISERS AND POST THEM ON THIS SAME THREAD TOMORROW. I DONT HAVE THE STOMACH. I WILL COPY THAT LIST AND GIVE IT OUT IN FRONT OF THE GROCERY STORES! I SUGGEST ALL OF YOU THAT ARE AGAINST THIS ABOMINATION TO DO THE SAME. HAHAHAAAA!!!! THATS HOW U MAKE THEM HURT, IN THE POCKET. ITS NOT ENOUGH TO NOT WATCH THE SHOW. U MUST NOT SPEND YOUR MONEY WITH THE COMPANIES THAT R PAYING VH1 TO AIR THEIR ADS!!!! THE END!
Anonymous's picture

Jennifer...........SUE! That

Jennifer...........SUE! That chicken head should have NEVER touched you.
Anonymous's picture

BOYCOTT THE ADVERTISERS!!!!

BOYCOTT THE ADVERTISERS!!!! WHOEVER IS PAYING VH1 TO AIR THEIR GARBAGE NEEDS TO BE BOYCOTTED. IF ITS TAMPAX OR MCDONALDS, BOYCOTT!!!! ANYONE WHO IS GOING TO WATCH THE SHOW TONIGHT, PLEASE MAKE A LIST OF THE ADVERTISERS AND POST THEM ON THIS SAME THREAD TOMORROW. I DONT HAVE THE STOMACH. I WILL COPY THAT LIST AND GIVE IT OUT IN FRONT OF THE GROCERY STORES! I SUGGEST ALL OF YOU THAT ARE AGAINST THIS ABOMINATION TO DO THE SAME. HAHAHAAAA!!!! THATS HOW U MAKE THEM HURT, IN THE POCKET. ITS NOT ENOUGH TO NOT WATCH THE SHOW. U MUST NOT SPEND YOUR MONEY WITH THE COMPANIES THAT R PAYING VH1 TO AIR THEIR ADS!!!! THE END!
Anonymous's picture

BOYCOTT THE ADVERTISERS!!!!

BOYCOTT THE ADVERTISERS!!!! WHOEVER IS PAYING VH1 TO AIR THEIR GARBAGE NEEDS TO BE BOYCOTTED. IF ITS TAMPAX OR MCDONALDS, BOYCOTT!!!! ANYONE WHO IS GOING TO WATCH THE SHOW TONIGHT, PLEASE MAKE A LIST OF THE ADVERTISERS AND POST THEM ON THIS SAME THREAD TOMORROW. I DONT HAVE THE STOMACH. I WILL COPY THAT LIST AND GIVE IT OUT IN FRONT OF THE GROCERY STORES! I SUGGEST ALL OF YOU THAT ARE AGAINST THIS ABOMINATION TO DO THE SAME. HAHAHAAAA!!!! THATS HOW U MAKE THEM HURT, IN THE POCKET. ITS NOT ENOUGH TO NOT WATCH THE SHOW. U MUST NOT SPEND YOUR MONEY WITH THE COMPANIES THAT R PAYING VH1 TO AIR THEIR ADS!!!! THE END!
Anonymous's picture

VH1 Exectuives need to have

VH1 Exectuives need to have several mutha fukn seats! It is not okay for someone to hit another without consequences! Thats the real world for yo a**! Nia should have thought about the consequences b4. Instead of doing Evelyn's jealous a** dirty work now look who's the fool! If Shaunie or Tami was hit by anyone what would they have done? Sue! Tami was going to sue Evelyn for Tshirts. But since it's Jennifer it's not okay to defend herself. GTFOH VH1! Tami & Evelyn both are seriously jealous of Jen including Shaunie!
Anonymous's picture

Shaunie has spoken about the

Shaunie has spoken about the show in a negative way as well. Why isn't she being sued? This is just hate towards Jennifer.
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Jenn's picture

Sounds like VH-1 is grasping

Sounds like VH-1 is grasping at straws with the show receiving so much negative publicity since "the slap heard around the world" aired. First it was Jenn's lawsuit, then the Boycott Evelyn and Ocho petition going around, Star Jones leading a push to have the show taken off air, negative comments on social networks and now this. And if VH-1 is going to sue because of negative comments made against the show, then they need to include Tami in that lawsuit as well because she has made more than 1 negative comment on twitter and recently did an interview with S2S mag where she blamed VH-1 and the executive producers for the way she is negatively portrayed on the show. AND...maybe VH-1 wouldn't have to sue if they portrayed these women in a more positive light. IJS...
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NYLane's picture

If VH1 is worried about their

If VH1 is worried about their "brand' they need to kick that foul mouth hoodrat Evelyn off the show. Its so funny how VH1 didn't stop Evelyn from hopping over tables or Nia, who isn't even a CAST MEMBER, from slapping Jen across the face, but the minute JEN exposes the show for what it is (a meaningless, trashy reality show that profits from women of color abusing each other) now they want to sue her. Black people y'all need to wake up and stop investing in this stereotypical, ratchet ass show. VH1 wants to keep ya'll blind to their BS. Don't believe the hype
JAzzy's picture

PSA: Jenn girrrrl that outfit

PSA: Jenn girrrrl that outfit is so ME and thoes boots are EVERYTHING!!! Now back to your regular scheldued gossip...carry on....
Wynter's picture

Kenya?

Kenya?
No YOU GTFOH's picture

I'm sorry but I don't believe

I'm sorry but I don't believe the VH1 suing Jennifer story. Evelyn feeds lies to TMZ, which is sad b/c so far all of her stories have tarnished the brand further. She's a liability and they need to get rid of her! SMH
Hmmm's picture

I dont understand why she is

I dont understand why she is on the show. You have Lucid and Flirty Girl Fitness. Why embarrass yourself on TV by putting yourself in harms way. Ev said that whenever she sees Jen she is going to do bodily harm. Is the check you get that serious.
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I don't feel sorry for this

I don't feel sorry for this Jennifer chick at all. She knew was she was getting herself into when she signed up for the show. Now she wants to go and sue...GTFOH. Nobody put a gun to her head and asked her to do this trashy reality show. She should've seen it coming. She needs to get over it and have a seat!
KingBeyonce's picture

I'm pretty sure she didn't

I'm pretty sure she didn't sign a contract to do a show that called for her to be violently attacked at every social event. Just highly doubt that. And before Ev's trashy, project-reared ass, all of Jen's "drama" with the ladies never escalated to a physical level. This wasn't supposed to be the "Let Let Evelyn Act Ignorant and Show Her Ass Every Monday and Exactly How Not to Act But Stand Beside HER Foolish Antics Anyway Show"
No YOU GTFOH's picture

PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT

PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT BOYCOTING THE SHOW.AND ALL THE TIME THEY ARE STILL WATCHING IT GIVING THEM POWER TO CONTINUE,IF EVERYONE MAKE UP IN THERE MINES THAT THEY WILL NO LONGER GONE TO WATCH IT,AND STOP RECORDING THIS WIL BE A POWERFUL MESSAGE.BECAUSE THEY WANT BE ABLE TO CONTINUE THIS MESS.WE NEED TO STOP TALKING AND DO WHAT WE SAY.EVERYONE HAS TO GET ON THE SAME BOAT.AND EVELYN BOOK IS COMING OUT,DO NOT BUY IT IN ORDER TO GET THESE PEOPLE TO STOP ACTING SO STUPID WE AS PEOPLE CAN DRY THERE BANK ACCCOUNT UP AND THEY WOULD HAVE TO GO AND GET THERE BANK ACCOUNTS FAT SOME OTHER WAY,AND NOT THROUGH THE EXPENSE OF OTHERS.
Anonymous's picture

This story is not true. If

This story is not true. If you go to the Evelyn Lozada petition under updates, the creator spoke with VH1. VH1 told Alexis M the story is false.
Anonymous's picture

This lawsuit business is so

This lawsuit business is so ridiculous I can't stand it! First of all, Jen's lawyers should've known what was in her contract BEFORE they had her talking all slick about HER EMPLOYER in a press conference. Secondly, the press conference spectacle only made things worse. She has every right to sue the person who assaulted her, but she should've kept it quiet. VH1 no longer needs her on the show anyway, because she's not for the drama. If she's truly over the shenanigans of the show, she should have her day in court with Nia and keep it moving.
Anonymous's picture

Wow. Well...I guess the

Wow. Well...I guess the producers of BBW is telling Jen that she can't bite the hand that feeds her. She hasn't bad-mouthed the show though, she is suing one individual--Nia. As someone else said, Tami is the one who constantly blames the show's 'editing' for why she comes off looking like a mean-girl. But she IS a mean girl so the editing's not that serious as far as I can see. But then again I stopped watching the show so--its whatever.
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Correcting myself: ..."the

Correcting myself: ..."the producers of BBW *are* telling...
Godiva-Diva...Re-elect Obama!!!'s picture

PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT

PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT BOYCOTING THE SHOW.AND ALL THE TIME THEY ARE STILL WATCHING IT GIVING THEM POWER TO CONTINUE,IF EVERYONE MAKE UP IN THERE MINES THAT THEY WILL NO LONGER GONE TO WATCH IT,AND STOP RECORDING THIS WIL BE A POWERFUL MESSAGE.BECAUSE THEY WANT BE ABLE TO CONTINUE THIS MESS.WE NEED TO STOP TALKING AND DO WHAT WE SAY.EVERYONE HAS TO GET ON THE SAME BOAT.AND EVELYN BOOK IS COMING OUT,DO NOT BUY IT IN ORDER TO GET THESE PEOPLE TO STOP ACTING SO STUPID WE AS PEOPLE CAN DRY THERE BANK ACCCOUNT UP AND THEY WOULD HAVE TO GO AND GET THERE BANK ACCOUNTS FAT SOME OTHER WAY,AND NOT THROUGH THE EXPENSE OF OTHERS.
Anonymous's picture

well Shaunie & Tami need to

well Shaunie & Tami need to be sued, too. they were just in a interview saying the producers r the blame for their behavior, saying if anybody should be sued, it should be the producers. all of them can get off the air and put something on their entertaining, but less messy and degrading. u can entertain without being hateful and mean.
Anonymous's picture

They should sue Tammy and

They should sue Tammy and Evelyn for trashing the show!!! I refuse to continue watching these petty,crass women!
Anonymous's picture

BOYCOTT the show people,

BOYCOTT the show people, plain and simple. They're using Jen as a scapegoat for telling the truth. I'd forgotten about this mess but now they want to sue Jen ???? RIDICULOUS
Anonymous's picture

EXACTLY!

EXACTLY!
anonymous's picture

Michelle Williams served as

Michelle Williams served as the guest speaker this weekend at the Black American Princess (BAP) School of Charm Inaugural Tea in Chicago, Illinois.
Anonymous's picture

They need to invite the

They need to invite the Basketball Wives. They NEED some charm lessons.
Anonymous's picture

Of course the VH! execs are

Of course the VH! execs are pissed. They want to continue to exploit black women. Afterall, in their eyes all we're good for is being jump off's. How dare we actually challenge how we are being portrayed on thier network. Get your behind back on the set Jen and get slapped again. These guys want their ratings back. 0_o NEW BEYONCE SPEAKS ON THE RUMORS, CHECK IT OUT NOW April 30, 2012 BlueIvyCarter*blogspot.com → BlueIvyCarter*blogspot.com → BlueIvyCarter*blogspot.com → BlueIvyCarter*blogspot.com → BlueIvyCarter*blogspot.com → BlueIvyCarter*blogspot.com → BlueIvyCarter*blogspot.com → BlueIvyCarter*blogspot.com → BlueIvyCarter*blogspot.com → BlueIvyCarter*blogspot.com → BlueIvyCarter*blogspot.com → BlueIvyCarter*blogspot.com → BlueIvyCarter*blogspot.com → BlueIvyCarter*blogspot.com → BlueIvyCarter*blogspot.com → BlueIvyCarter*blogspot.com → BlueIvyCarter*blogspot.com → BlueIvyCarter*blogspot.com → BlueIvyCarter*blogspot.com → BlueIvyCarter*blogspot.com → BlueIvyCarter*blogspot.com → BlueIvyCarter*blogspot.com → BlueIvyCarter*blogspot.com → BlueIvyCarter*blogspot.com → BlueIvyCarter*blogspot.com → BlueIvyCarter*blogspot.com → BlueIvyCarter*blogspot.com → BlueIvyCarter*blogspot.com → BlueIvyCarter*blogspot.com → BlueIvyCarter*blogspot.com → BlueIvyCarter*blogspot.com → BlueIvyCarter*blogspot.com → BlueIvyCarter*blogspot.com →
anonymous's picture

will you please get a life.

will you please get a life.
Anonymous's picture

lol

lol
Anonymous's picture

lol, you told her! I cosign!

lol, you told her! I cosign!
Anonymous's picture

THIS IS EXACTELY THE KIND OF

THIS IS EXACTELY THE KIND OF RESPECT BLACK WOMEN GET FROM HOLLYWOOD...ACT LIKE A WILD MONKEY ON SCREEN AND BEAT UP YOUR SISTERS FOR NO REASONS WHATSOEVER...EXCEPT HIKING RATINGS...OR GET THREATENED AND SUED IF YOU DECIDE THAT YOU NO LONGER WANT TO BE VICTIMIZED ON SCREEN !!! LET'S BOYCOTT THAT GARBAGE. IF NONE OF US IS WATCHING...THEN WHAT ? AIN'T SHIT THEY WILL BE ABLE TO DO. EVEN THAT LAWSUIT AGAINST JEN WON'T MEAN A THING SINCE THE RATINGS WILL BE DOWN.
THE TRUTH !!'s picture

If this is in fact true,

If this is in fact true, Shaunie and her team are beyond pathetic! They're suing her speaking the truth, and basically saying what we've all been saying for months! Now I'm definitely going to sign the petition, let's see if they'll sue me!!!
Anonymous's picture

That lawsuit will go NOWHERE!

That lawsuit will go NOWHERE! BBW has been blasted for portraying AA women negatively since it began! And while they're at it, they should add Tami to the lawsuit because isn't she the one that has been publicly blasting the producers for their negative portrayal of the cast through editing?? I call bullshit
Anonymous's picture

I am so sick and tired of all

I am so sick and tired of all this trash shit up and down, if these ladies want to be so much in the public eye or lime light, they can do what Kim is doing just open their legs from one men to another, without been involved in violent behavior..Everything will be square out. So fucking tired of all this bbw RHWOA…all this nonsense.
CASHIN' OUT 's picture

That is too funny :) she does

That is too funny :) she does blink a lot, I've noticed it LOL
Anonymous's picture

They are using Jennifer as a

They are using Jennifer as a Scape Goat.......this show has been betraying women in a negative light since their existence shame on them for blaming Jennifer
Anonymous's picture

Really vh1??? Really????? kmt

Really vh1??? Really????? kmt
mel's picture

I am definitely not watching

I am definitely not watching that foolishness tonight, VH1 execs are a HUGE joke. They're mad that Jennifer is telling the truth about the show, meaning that they condone and want to continue making us black women look like fools. Enough is enough, seriously! BOYCOTT the show people!!!!
Anonymous's picture

nia needs to fix dat piece a

nia needs to fix dat piece a shit wig on her head...i hope jen wins in this case
Anonymous's picture

Obviously, Shaunie and her

Obviously, Shaunie and her team are feeling the heat and getting desperate, the petition must have definitely made some impact ! I implore everyone to boycott the show for real.... these women are a JOKE!
Anonymous's picture

If VH1 sues her, they've

If VH1 sues her, they've reached an all time low. This is a hot mess! Vh1 indeed wants to continue to exploit idiots like Evelyn and her pack of wolves. Jenn more power to you girl!
Anonymous's picture

Of course the VH! execs are

Of course the VH! execs are pissed. They want to continue to exploit black women. Afterall, in their eyes all we're good for is being jump off's. How dare we actually challenge how we are being portrayed on thier network. Get your behind back on the set Jen and get slapped again. These guys want their ratings back. 0_o
Anonymous's picture

If they boycott the show like

If they boycott the show like Star Jones was saying there will be no need for any lawsuit of some sort. Looks like VH1 is realizing the bad rap the show is getting
Anonymous's picture

Nia Crooks needs to fix that

Nia Crooks needs to fix that "Crook"ed dollar store wig she be wearing. I hope Jen prevails in this situation.
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