Big talk this week is the leaked sex tape between "Love and Hip Hop Atlanta" stars Mimi and Nikko. If you haven't heard about this or at least heard, seen or read a "shower rod" joke in the past few days, you must be living underneath a rock...a very large one.
Admittedly, I've been spending a little time under that rock myself. I have never watched an episode of the show. Before this week I couldn't have picked Mimi or Nikko out of a line up. However, I know them both quite well now. Possibly more than I'd really like.
OK, first off, it's not really a sex tape; it's a "DVD." A sex tape is a video between two people that is meant to be kept private. This was a production with a professional cameraman that was made for retail. Ever since Kim Kardashian made the spotlight for a "sex tape" there seems to be never-ending quests for 15 minutes of fame...or the extending of it, that is.
Now, as a result of the Mimi-Nikko tape, I am aware of the show and some of the cast members. I might even watch an episode or two. So as far as building interest in the show, the tape served its purpose. That's about the extent of it, though. I don't think I'll be on the edge of my seat waiting for a blockbuster movie starring Mimi or Nikko. I don't even think I'll be anxiously awaiting a sequel to their sex tape either.
Back to Kim.
I often hear people ask, "Why is she famous?" Well, let's try to answer that question. She became "popular" for her involvement in a sex tape. Why is she famous? I still have no idea. However, it all began with that tape.
Fast forward a few short years and not only is Kim famous, so is her whole family. And it all began with that tape. Now, everyone thinks that if you release a sex tape, you'll get famous too. This is actually disturbing. Why?
Because, once you think about it, this has only worked "once" and for only "one" person, and that's Kim. It didn't go very well for Ray J...and he was in the same tape.
It didn't work so well for Montana Fishburne either. Why? Because a sex tape is not a proven recipe for a successful career in Hollywood. I'm curious to see how this whole thing shakes out. I guess we shall see.
Scandal Finale Party
Gladiators mount up!
It's that time again, yep it's time for the 1035 WRBO Scandal Season Finale Watch Party! If you're looking for somewhere to hang out, just meet me at Applebees, 1571 Sycamore View, Thursday tonight!
The party starts at 7 p.m. with Half Off Appetizers, $3 drink specials and chances to win prizes. Don't worry, when the show starts at 9 p.m., there WILL be silence... until the commercials come on that is. Then we can talk about what just happened.
Also, there will be concert ticket giveaways and more.You know you will want somebody to talk to when the show ends...so bring your friends!
The What's Happening Myron Book Club meets this Saturday (April 19th) at Otherlands Coffee Bar at 641 South Cooper from 4 p.m. till 6 p.m.
The featured book is "Beautiful, Dirty Rich" by J.D. Mason. Our local featured author is Marie Pizano, author of "From Barefoot to Stilettos". In addition to the great reading selections, there will be door prizes, good food and drinks and more. I hope to see you there.