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'Love & Hip Hop' Star

Makin' It Rain ...

As a Rum Runner!

4/22/2015 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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"Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" chicks are best known for getting ratchet on cam -- and now cast member Karlie Redd can fuel those fights with her own line of rum.

We've learned Redd signed a deal with Local Choice, the booze bottlers behind Tiny's Tequila (as in T.I.'s wife). Spokesperson KD McNair says they first approached Redd with the plan to create a custom liquor -- but going the rum route was all her idea. 

Our 'Love & Hip Hop' sources say Redd's getting a 25% ownership stake in her brand, and will be very hands-on. We're told she'll weigh in on everything from bottle designs to testing new flavors -- a dirty job that can get sloppy... if done right. 

No word on a product name yet. One suggestion: Redd Rum -- it's murdder.

Ok, the tagline needs some work.

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'Love & Hip Hop' Star Jhonni Blaze

Co-Star Throws Shade ...

Helps Spread Stripper Fight Vid

4/16/2015 12:41 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

What do you think "Love & Hip Hop: New York" star Jhonni Blaze is more pissed about -- the fact a video of her catching an ass whupping is going viral ... or the fact one of her co-stars helped spread it?

The video is from Jhonni's stripper days back in Houston ... a few years ago, and shows her in an epic fight with another stripper. All you need to know is Jhonni (who used to bang Drake) is the one on the ground ... so the clip is far from flattering to her.

As for why the video just surfaced ... Jhonni recently talked smack about being a badass on the 'LHHNY' reunion show -- so a fan of Moniece Slaughter (Jhonni's nemesis) dug up the clip to shame JB. Moniece was delighted and even reposted the clip ... though she eventually deleted it.

In the end, it doesn't really matter why -- it's a great video. Watch and enjoy.

Ray J on 'Love & Hip Hop'

Intense Give & Hate Negotiations ...

But He's Coming Back

3/26/2015 3:37 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Ray J Love And Hip Hop DealRay J wants more love ... "Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood" producers want more drama -- but they still hammered out a deal to keep him on the show, save his relationship, and line his pockets all at once.

Ray J hashed out his problems with the show's creator, Mona Scott, at dinner Wednesday night ... along with his girlfriend, Princess Love.

As TMZ first reported, Ray J quit the show because he felt it only showed his relationship with Princess Love in a negative light and he thought the show was hurting them.

We're told Ray J asked Mona to show more of the good parts of his and PL's relationship. Mona agreed, but insisted on keeping some drama on cam too. She knows what pays the bills. 

In the end, we're told Ray agreed to more balance -- and just to seal the deal, Mona sweetened the pot with a new contract that includes ratings bonuses. 

You take the good, you take the bad ... but most of all, you take the money.

Retired NFLers

Still Living in the Fast Lane ...

Bowling With Rap Stars

3/26/2015 2:32 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0326_Benzino_bowling_night_launch_2We now know what former NFL stars like Bryant McKinnie, Edgerrin James, and Willis McGahee do when their pigskin days are over -- they bowl.

A bunch of former NFL stars -- a lot of 'em from Da U -- got together for their weekly bowling night on Wednesday ... but this week had a hip hop twist. Benzino from "Love And Hip Hop Atlanta" hosted, and rapper N.O.R.E. threw 10 frames too. 

Phillip BuchanonDavid Clowney and Larry Johnson also got lanes at Strike 10 Bowling -- and we know what you're asking. Who wins when world class athletes go pin-for-pin against each other?

We're told Clowney and McGahee did the most damage, for what it's worth.

Congrats ... although we're sure they don't hand out rings for that.

Ray J

Quits 'Love & Hip Hop'

I Choose Princess Love Over Money

3/24/2015 2:46 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Ray J Quits Love And Hip Hop HollywoodThe producers of "Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood" have gone into crisis mode ... because we've learned Ray J has just quit.

According to our sources, Ray J feels the negativity and conflict which defines the show has screwed up his relationship with Princess Love. They've been having problems ever since her arrest in February and we're told Ray J thinks they can't solve their problems while he's part of the show.

Our sources say Ray J offered to shoot scenes that were uplifting and free of strife, but producers weren't interested, so on Monday he bailed. 

We're told producers will throw a Hail Mary Wednesday, meeting with Ray J and his manager, David Weintraub, in an attempt to change Ray J's mind, but as things stand now ... he's done. 

'Love & Hip Hop's' Nikki & Marcelle

We Didn't Post Masika 'T.H.O.T.' Billboard!

3/24/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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They hate Masika Tucker for sure, but "Love & Hip Hop" stars Nikki and Marcelle Mudarris swear they did not post that ratchet billboard on the Sunset Strip with Masika's mug shot and the word, "T.H.O.T."

We broke the story ... the owner of Ace of Diamonds is suing the pair for ruining his business by plastering Masika's 10-year-old DUI mug high above the strip, calling her out as a whore.

Nikki and Marcelle's lawyer tells us, they weren't the culprits and they have no idea who did it. The attorney says his clients will fight tooth and nail in court, because they've been wrongly accused.

They're fun.

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'Love and Hip Hop' Lawsuit

It's the THOT that Counts

3/21/2015 8:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0321-SUB-hazelebaby-masikakalysha-instagram-01"Love and Hip Hop" star Masika Tucker is up in lights on the Sunset Strip, and lots of people who see her now think she's a whore ... and that has has triggered a bitter lawsuit against her co-stars.

The whole brouhaha is over a couple of strip clubs. A guy named Sam Sharif owns Ace of Diamonds in Vegas and Metropolitan Nightclub in WeHo, which has an Ace of Diamonds night every Monday.

Sharif hired Masika to promote the WeHo AOD, and part of the promotion was a big, splashy billboard on the Strip. It didn't sit well with Masika's enemies, "Love and Hip Hop" stars Nikki and Marcelle Mudarris.

Nikki and Marcelle actually rent their WeHo building to AOD, so they were really pissed off when they saw Masika's billboard. When Sharif refused to take the billboard down, Nikki and Marcelle put another billboard up nearby, with Maskika's mugshot from 10 years ago with the word "T.H.O.T."

Sharif says that billboard has torpedoed his business because he was catering to high-end clients and now people thinks it's a sleazy club advertised by a whore. He also says people think he's a fraud and really doesn't own the club.

Money cures all, and Sharif is suing for a million bucks.

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'Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta' Star

Fight With Althea?

What Fight With Althea?

3/21/2015 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


"Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" star Joseline Hernandez must not watch her own show -- which is the only explanation for her denying under oath she ever hit Althea Eaton.

Eaton is suing Hernandez over the insane reunion show brawl. During her deposition, Eaton's attorney asked Hernandez if she has any recollection of ever hitting Eaton. You gotta watch the video of the fight and then listen to her answers.  

So who are you gonna believe ... her or your lyin' eyes? 

'Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta' Star

Fish and Fat People

Don't Talk to Tabloids

3/16/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Joseline Hernandez was attacked under oath when the lawyer representing a co-star who is suing her challenged this premise: If your picture's in a magazine, that means you gave an interview.

Joseline is being sued by Althea Eaton, who claims Joseline beat the crap out of her during the reunion show. During her deposition, Joseline accused Althea of doing an interview with "Hip Hop Weekly" ... the magazine did an unflattering story referring to Joseline as a "crack whore."

Joseline said it was obvious Althea dished the dirt because her pic was on the cover. Althea's lawyer then asked 2 questions:

-- Have you ever heard of Field & Stream?
-- Have you ever seen the National Enquirer show pictures of fat people?

Ms. Hernandez's interpretation is hilarious. You gotta watch the video. 

'Love & Hip Hop' Star

The Only Thing Fake About the Show Is ...

Joseline's Boobs!!!

3/13/2015 6:57 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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"Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood" star Sincere Show is towing the party line -- despite what Joseline Hernandez says -- everything on the show is real, except for maybe one or two things.

Sincere was out Thursday night at Supperclub LA when we asked him about the "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" star's deposition, in which she swore the show was scripted

Sincere was quick to defend the franchise, saying everything that goes on is 100% real. Then he took a shot at Joseline for being the one who might be fake ... and he wasn't talking about her personality.

He might have a point ...

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'Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta' Cast

Joseline Hernandez Is Cracked Out ...

The Show's Real

3/12/2015 8:29 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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"Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" star Joseline Hernandez kicked the beehive when she swore under oath the show is totally fake ... because producers and co-stars have all put her on blast. 

A source close to producers tells TMZ Joseline lied  ... the show is absolutely real. They say no one told Joseline to hit anyone, which is why they slapped her with a 4-day suspension and also why she's facing assault charges in NYC.

Her co-stars were more blunt ... Momma DeeNikko SmithAdiz "Bambi" Benson, and Waka Flocka's Mom, Debra Antney say she's a thirsty liar because Althea Eaton can't fake a black eye. 

They swear producers don't stage anything on the show ... it's all 100% authentic. Antney thinks drugs have skewed Joseline's judgment and she needs to face the reality that she's in trouble.

Joseline's being sued by Eaton, who claims JH got high on crack cocaine and then kicked the crap out of her during a reunion show. 

'Love and Hip Hop Atlanta' Star

Sorry, Reality TV Is Really Just TV

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3/12/2015 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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“Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” star Joseline Hernandez swore UNDER OATH that her reality show is anything but real ... in fact, she says it's all acting!

But does this mean all "reality" TV is unreal? Testify! tmz-on-tv-3

'Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta' Star

Swears Under Oath

My Show is Fake!!!

3/11/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Joseline Hernandez from "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" knows what's real ... and it's not her show.

Hernandez testified under oath in a videotaped deposition that she and other cast members stick to a script.  

She's being sued by former co-star Althea Eaton, who claims Joseline got high on crack cocaine and then beat the crap out of her during a reunion show.

During the depo, Althea's lawyer wanted to know if the real Joseline emerged during the fight in question, or whether it was pre-programmed.

Joseline is brutally honest in the depo. Check it out. It doesn't get more real.

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