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Joseline Hernandez I Was a TV Stripper Named Shenellica Before 'Love & Hip Hop'

2/29/2016 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Joseline Hernandez struggled before scoring "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" ... appearing on a failed stripper reality show under a different name ... Shenellica.

TMZ scored footage from a 2007 pilot shot at Diamond Cabaret in Miami. The show was produced with the hopes of landing a Showtime deal, to compete with HBO's "Cathouse" series.  

We're told Joseline -- a stripper at the club -- struck a deal in which she got $400 to appear on screen. And yes, she demanded cash.

FUN FACT: We're told producers were afraid if the show sold, Joseline and some of the other girls might not pass the psych evaluation.

Stevie J might agree.

'Love & Hip Hop' Sexier & Sweatier! Eyeing Two New Cities

2/28/2016 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0226-love-and-hip-hop-miami-houston-composite-TMZ-02Get ready, citizens of Miami and Houston -- because if the producers of 'Love & Hip Hop' have their way, new spin-offs of the show are coming your way. 

Producers are already auditioning cast members in both cities, according to our sources. They're hoping to get the casts nailed down by April, so they can premiere by late summer. Whichever city seems more promising -- aka ratchet and drama-filled -- will air first.  

We're told the show likes those cities because they have completely different vibes from New York, Atlanta and L.A. 

As for the cast ... we're told a few big names are in the mix, but producers also want lesser known people tied into each city's nightlife. 

They're looking at you, bottle rats.

Stevie J to Nick Cannon I Banged Mariah Twice

2/11/2016 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF


Nick Cannon got more than he bargained for when some "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" stars went on his show and one bragged about banging his estranged wife.

Stevie J and Joseline Hernandez were guests on "Wild 'N Out" Monday when the 2 ex-lovebirds squared off during the rap battle against Nick and his crew. It started out all fun and games, but got progressively nasty. At one point Stevie J said he banged Mariah Carey not once but twice.

Nick got pissed off, and then told Stevie J he should worry about Joseline because she was sleeping with Rick Ross.  

It got down and dirtier, to the point Nick threatened the old Hollywood adage, "You'll never work in this town again," because he has so many TV shows and connections.

Eyewitnesses tell us it looked like they were about to come to blows, so producers stepped in, separated them and calmed them down. The picture we got tells part of the story.

'Love & Hip Hop: NY' Star Tahiry Jose I Got $31k In Medical Bills Now Pay For My Epidural!

2/10/2016 11:01 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0210-tahiry-jose-tmz-01"Love & Hip Hop: NY" star Tahiry Jose says the brutal attack by a man backstage at a 2014 NYC fashion show left her $31k in the hole from medical bills and she's suing to get it back.

Tahiry just filed new legal docs in her suit against Carlos Fiasco, the man who copped a plea deal and got off with no jail time, and the fashion show and theater where the assault took place.

In the docs, she lists off her injuries from the assault -- cervical sprain, several disc injuries, wrist derangement, concussion and post-traumatic headaches. She says the pain got so bad she needed an epidural.

Tahiry says she had to drop $8k just for a neurologist and $5.5k for rehab. She's suing for her total medical bill -- the $31k -- plus damages for suffering and loss of enjoyment of life.

'Love & Hip Hop' Star Amber Laura Milan's Vicious Campaign Got Me Fired

2/5/2016 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0204_amber-hunter_MILan-TMZAmber Laura won't be returning to "Love and Hip Hop: Hollywood" next season and says it's all because her co-star Milan Christopher has been dragging her name through the mud to show execs.

Amber's rep tells us she found out she got the ax for season 3 when a call sheet didn't come her way. The rep called network execs but they were radio silent, and eventually the word came down ... Amber was out.

It's a twisted situation ... Amber's boyfriend, Miles Brock, left her for Milan. Milan trashed Amber on Twitter saying she just used Miles to get on the show. Milan says Amber knew Miles was gay all along.  

According to Amber ... the relationship between Milan and Miles was fake -- just to bring a "gay relationship" into the show -- and she says that relationship is already kaput, ending on very bad terms.

'Love & Hip Hop' Star Charges Dropped Against Ex-BF

2/4/2016 12:37 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0204-brock-christopher-instagram-tmz-01"Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood" star Miles Brock is off the hook for an alleged fight with his co-star and now ex-boyfriend Milan Christopher ... TMZ has learned. 

TMZ broke the story when Brock was arrested for allegedly punching Christopher in the face during a party in NY. Brock's attorney tells TMZ they got witness statements that contradicted Milan's claims and therefore, the case was dismissed for lack of evidence. 

Sources close to Milan tell a different story, saying he just didn't want to keep flying back and forth from L.A. to NYC to deal with the case ... so he dropped the charges.

The he said/he said might not be done yet -- Brock's attorney says his client is considering a possible defamation suit against Milan.   

Ray J And Princess Love Going Through With Marriage ... But It's Gonna Be a Dry One

1/27/2016 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF


Ray J and Princess Love's toxic relationship hit a new milestone -- a wedding engagement ... with one big catch.

We're told the on-again, off-again couple want to stick together for the long haul -- they're already making wedding plans -- but only if they both stay sober.

It had been a rocky road for them, and we're told alcohol was a key factor in their frequent break-ups -- one of which led to Ray J taking back the Bentley he'd gotten for her.

Ray J actually proposed back in October with an 8-carat rock worth $130k, and sweetened the deal with a diamond-smothered Rolex ... once she said yes.

We're told the relationship is solid now that they're booze-free. One silver lining to all their squabbles -- it was a great source of material for Ray's new "Curtains Closed" video.

Mendeecees Harris Cut Off From 'LHHNY' Viewing During Prison Stay

1/25/2016 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0122-mendeecees-harris-inmate-food-fun-art-GETTY-TMZ-01'Love & Hip Hop NY' star Mendeecees Harris won't be catching up on the show's new season -- or ANY seasons -- while he's behind bars, but at least he'll have spinach.

Harris checked into FCI Allenwood on Tuesday, and while the Pennsylvania low security prison does allow inmates to watch TV ... he's screwed out of watching 'LHHNY' because VH1 isn't offered.

His culinary options are slightly better. Check out a sample menu:

Breakfast: Bananas, oatmeal, bread with margarine, milk, coffee

Lunch: Baked chicken, sweet potato, collard greens, bread with margarine, fruit, beverages

Dinner: Spaghetti with meat sauce, spinach, bread with margarine

Interesting ... all margarine, no butter. Mendeecees is doing 8 years for drug trafficking, but at least he'll be heart healthy.

'Love & Hip Hop NY' Stars Pre-Prison Parties Are All The Rage

1/15/2016 7:57 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Now we know "Love & Hip Hop NY" star Yandy Smith's reaction to her husband Mendeecees Harris going to prison for 8 years -- turn down for what??!! 

We got the couple outside Stage 48 in New York where they each had their own ideas about why raging before incarceration for drug trafficking ... is the only way to go. 

You gotta see it, Yandy's reason is more about celebrating life, but Mendeecees'? His explanation is way more mercenary.

Maybe that's why he's going away for a bit.

'L&HH' Star Stevie J Joseline Went Ballistic Bleached and Destroyed Everything!!!

1/14/2016 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

"Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta" star Stevie J's done with estranged wife Joseline Hernandez after she bleached, smashed and cut up more than $65k worth of his belongings in one helluva jealous rage. 

The Bad Boy producer tells us he returned Monday from a studio session with Faith Evans and found his place looking like a war zone. Bleach had been poured all over his bed and belongings and several other items were either cut up or smashed. 

He says Joseline left him the homecoming present after she got jealous over how much time he was spending in the studio with Faith.  

Among the ruined items ...

- vintage $10k Bad Boy jacket, that was a gift from Diddy
- $40k worth of clothes  
- $15k worth of Versace china 
- at least 20 pairs of kicks

He also says she ruined several gifts his kids had given him for Christmas.

Joseline's got a history with going postal on people, so it's not really that much of a surprise. Stevie's got tough skin though. We got the video of him above on his way into Atlanta's Blue Flame strip club ... always a good place to blow some steam.

Fetty Wap Prove It's My Kid!! 'Baby Mama' Just a Groupie

12/11/2015 3:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF


Fetty Wap is blasting his alleged baby mama, Masika, as nothing more than a jumpoff -- and he's gonna need to see some DNA before he celebrates a new arrival.

Sources close to the rapper tell us he's furious about Masika's social media claim that he's responsible for her 6-month-old fetus. Fetty's not denying they hooked up, but clearly Masika caught some feelings he didn't.

1211-fetty-wap-baby-mama-post-INSTAGRAM-02We're told he refers to her as a "groupie," and won't believe he's the father until there's a paternity test after the birth. As for any marriage proposals -- which she hinted at with us -- Fetty's saying, "The whole situation about a ring is a bunch of s**t!" 

Soooooo ... Lamaze classes and a push present are probably off the table?


Fetty Wap Baby On The Way ... Says 'Love & Hip Hop' Star

12/11/2015 12:07 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Fetty Wap's new baby mama Masika just announced she's pregnant with his baby and she's not ruling out marriage in the future.

Our photog caught the "Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood" star minutes after she made the announcement Friday morning on LA's Power 106 radio station.

Masika says she is six months along, and Fetty took the news well ... almost too well. She's also hoping Fetty pops the question soon.

1211-fetty-wap-baby-mama-post-INSTAGRAM-02She probably shouldn't hold her breath though ... Fetty tweeted his thoughts soon after the announcement.


Ex 'Love & Hip Hop: ATL' Stars Our Love Is Too Real For Reality TV

12/7/2015 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Former "Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta" stars Margeaux and Merike think they got the boot because producers have a thing against gays.  

The girlfriends were doing date night at Nobu in WeHo and they groused that producers were sketchy as to why they were given their walking papers, and whether there's a sinister move afoot to keep them from doing another reality show.

When you listen to them it sounds like this is more than a fling ... way more.

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