Are Shaq’s wife and mistress BFF’s now? Well, not exactly, but according to some exclusive info from RadarOnline, they have strategically joined forces to uncover damaging information about Shaq. Shaunie O’Neal, Shaq’s wife, filed for divorce in November, 2009. (Peep the back story here.) While building her case, she learned of Shaq’s alleged mistress, Vanessa Lopez. The kicker is that this affair was allegedly a 5 year relationship. According to this report, b/c Shaunie had a prenuptial agreement and needed to further build her case, she tried to convince Vanessa to come forward. “Shaunie wanted out of the marriage for a long time and because of her prenup she wanted to prove infidelity and mental abuse,” the source said. “That would give her more money.”
“Shaunie’s investigator found emails and voice mails that will hurt Shaq in the divorce,” the source said. Back in January 2010, Vanessa’s lawyer’s announced that she was suing Shaq alleging harassment, etc.
Here’s a clip of the press conference, where the lawyer goes into detail about the affair: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8jcrmJt2ow]
Looks like both women now have the leverage that they need. In real life, my heart goes out to all parties. From the outside looking in, it’s entertaining, but I’m sure it’s not when involved.
Ochocinco and LisaRaye have been doing some pretty cute flirting on twitter today. Read here, to see LisaRaye address if they are a “couple.” I need to find me a twitter boyfriend too.
Read from the bottom up:
Jawn Murray: I love that you usually address rumors and gossip head on.
LisaRaye: You have to take things and tackle them head on. That’s part of the reason the show came to fruition. Divorce is hard and bad by itself, but when you are fighting the president who runs the country, that is something different. That’s next level. When I came back, people were like ‘LisaRaye, did he beat you? Did he bite you? Was it a little Mike Tyson going on over there?’ It was blown up, and it was Internet rumors and gossip and everything. They had made me an Internet tabloid favorite. I decided I was going to take an opportunity here and go ahead and do some business with the ‘show business.’
Jawn Murray: Well, let’s talk about some of the gossip stories out about you now. Are you dating NFL star Chad Ochocinco? There was video of you two out together recently.
LisaRaye: That’s a new one. We went to a milkshake place and had a milkshake there.
Jawn Murray: So are you dating anyone right now?
LisaRaye: I have learned, and I plead the fifth like Beyonce did, and it’s so elegant. She said, ‘You guys can think what you want to about Jay-Z and I. You guys see us together; you see us doing business together. You see us doing music and whatever. Come up with your own assumption.’ And they did their own thing without letting everybody inside. I don’t think there was any way around my situation when I got married to Michael Misick, the premier of Turks and Caicos Islands, because with me being a celebrity and me being a first lady and the first African-American actress to be a first lady, that was huge not only for us, but for them as well. It was no way around me being able to do a hush-hush kind of thing. This time, when I do get ready to walk down that aisle or find that Prince Charming, I think I’m gonna do it a little bit different this time.
Jawn Murray: You and Vivica A. Fox were once best friends. How did that relationship end?
LisaRaye: I’m not really sure because when you go through something the way that I have gone through it, you do look for your friends to be there for you, and then you start analyzing. It wasn’t until I did an interview that someone else brought to my attention when they said that they realized Vivica was very in the forefront in the beginning. She was in the wedding, in your special, posing for Jet as BFF’s. Where is Vivica now? It didn’t dawn on me. I was like, ‘Whoa. You know what? You’re right. I haven’t talked to her. It was because I was in the thick of mind that made me ………. realize, ‘Where is she?’ I think I feel the hurt not from just losing my friend, but the lack of support and the lack of her coming to me. Even if you’re friends, you take certain things to your grave. If you’re friends, you come and say, ‘Girl, I’m sorry. Either I’ve been going through it or what you have been going through has been too much for me or I don’t know how to help you.’ You would say something. You don’t rely on me to bring the olive branch because I don’t have it; you do. For me, it’s like will you ever be able to trust a person like that again? Will you ever be able to say to yourself, ‘You are my friend, and we just kinda got in the midst of some craziness?’ I doubt that. And as real and ’bout-it, ’bout-it as both she and I are, I think that it should have been handled in more of an adult manner. Friends go through things, and you can go through things, but the trust factor is not there with me.
To read the full interview and hear her responses of alleged beef w/ Rocsi, Duane Martin, and her relationship w/ her ex, click here.
We can all check-out LisaRaye’s new reality show, The Real McCoy on TV One Thursday.
I don’t think that the paps have ever caught Beyonce dressed this demure. Perhaps, because it was Easter? She even has on flats. Fortunately, or unfortunately, there’s very little wrong that Bey can do in my eyes. (Photo Credit)
I must admit that my favorite Real Housewives series is the NY series. I love all of the characters, I mean, women. Last season of the Real Housewives of NY, I was all team Bethany. This season, not so much–not feeling how she handles things, but hell nobody is perfect. Maybe next season. Anyway, for those of you that give a damn about RHofNY, Bethany is finally a real housewife! Per twitterville, she’s just arrived back home from her honeymoon w/ the hubby.
Peep the tweet: Just landed.I’ve never had fear before until I was pregnant.happy to be safe&sound.miss u tweeps.need to prop feet up &try to de-swell. 18 minutes ago via UberTwitter
Read an excerpt from her blog about the latest RHofNY drama:
By the time you read this, I will actually be a housewife. Thanks for all of your support and well wishes. I’m so excited to be a married woman now, and we can’t wait for the baby in June. Your comments, emails, tweets and Facebook messages get me through the back pain, swollen feet and sleepless nights. Thank you!
When I read the article in the Daily News, my reaction was: Here we go. I’ve been through this type of situation with Jill before when she discussed the Van Kempens to the New York Post during Season 2. Truthfully, I never care what ends up in the paper. There is so much nonsense, and I signed up for it. I will never act like some victim. Don’t hate the player. Hate the game. I just didn’t like feeling that a friend had discussed our private matters with everyone in the world besides me.
I’ve read rumors that I’m dating people that I’ve never met, bizarre plastic surgery stories etc. Truthfully, most of what ends up in print is true with some untrue surrounding details. In that case, I wasn’t, in fact, invited to the Saks dinner, I was in conflict with some of the women and yes, Jill hosted the event and yes, LuAnn did host an Ungaro event. I didn’t care about the item. I cared about how it got there.
Kelly and I had just started a season, and we didn’t want a repeat of last season. If Kelly and I keep our distance, then there will be no drama.
(Photo credit) Sohh recently interviewed rapper and former fashion maven, E-V-E. When asked about her experience working on the set w/ Nicki Minaj, she shared: “She definitely is a quirky chick. That’s a good word for her,” Eve said in an interview. “When she had the Freddy Krueger gloves I was like ‘Wow.’ But at the same time, whatever you decide to do, especially in music, you gotta go hard and own it. You can’t be timid wearing Freddy Krueger gloves in a video. If you look insecure, people are going to be like ‘Why are you doing that?’ You gotta f*cking own it and she did. I think that’s dope…Trust me, no one’s competition for me and that sounds cocky but I seriously live in such an Eve world. And not in a crazy-everything-is-me-bubble, it’s just that I’m building an empire.”
In other news, check Minaj’s Live UStream addressing the “haters.”
My favorite line is, So pretty much, I spend so much time counting that green paper that for me to take my time out for stupid, foolish, strawberry shortcake bum b*tches that live on planet bum would almost make me as low on the totem pole as they are.
What are strawberry shortcake bum b%$#@? Love it.