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BLAC CHYNA (on Reality TV, Motherhood, Famous Exes, New Music & Her Fashion Empire!)

Blac Chyna steps Behind The Rope. Before we get into all the headlines, rumors, and misperceptions, we chat with Blac Chyna, whose name was suggested by a patron during her stripping days, about her early days in LA - being name checked by Drake, modeling, and appearing in a multitude of music videos with everyone and anyone including Tyga and Nicki Minaj. Chyna has new music - “Hollywood”, “Doom” - which we chat about as well as her musical influences and who she would love to work with in the music biz. We chat about her booming beauty business - little miss entrepreneur - and why she loves being a Boss Babe. Of course, the convo quickly turns to Reality TV - the status of her blockbuster “The Real Blac Chyna” Show season two as well as her many appearances over the years on "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" and “Rob & Chyna”. Chyna opens up about filming a Reality TV show with her now ex-husband, the home movies she will forever have of Dream, and how she felt when that show “ended”. While we have her, Chyna shares an update where she stands with Rob Kardashian and the rest of the Keeping Up Clan and is kind enough to share her thoughts on recent Kardashian news - the Kim and Kayne Split, Khloé and Tristan Thompson - On Again, Off Again, We Think Currently Off Relationship, the Coupling of Kourt and Travis, Lord Disick and Amelia Gray, Kim’s Legal Career, Whether Food God is the most brilliant of them all and so on. Blac Chyna has a new Cooking Show and CBD line which we discuss plus just what is next for this Powerhouse that just will not slow down.



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Kristen Taekman (on RHONY Past, Present, Future & BFF Brandi Glanville!)

#kristentaekman #RHONY #bethennyfrankel #andycohen #bravotv #luanndelessepsFULL INTERVIEW ON:APPLE: https://apple.co/3BN0z7jSPOTIFY: https://spoti.fi/3yepEpGWith all this talk about an “off season” of RHONY and all the cries to bring back the good ‘ole days, we figured it was the perfect Flashback Friday to share another one of our favs, this chat with Kristen Taekman about the good ole days of RHONY! The Real Housewives of New York City’s Kristen Taekman steps Behind The Rope. Checking in from beautiful Connecticut, Kristen is here to tell it all. First we catch up with Kirsten on the current status of her Fashion Blogging and fashion trends we can all expect in the world as it exists today. Ok, now onto what everyone wants to talk about, RHONY.We discuss Kristen’s thoughts on RHONY before being cast, what her casting process was like and how she feels she was edited for the two seasons she was on the hit Bravo show.Kristen discusses Bethenny and what watching the show without her is like. Speaking of Bethenny, Kristen’s children go to the same school as Bryn and she tells us about several Bethenny, and Jason Hoppy (whaaaat?), sightings during school events. We also discuss her friendship with RHONY Housewives past such as Jill Zarin and Heather Thomson.Kristen also shares her thoughts on current RHONY cast members, her being a huge Leah McSweeney fan, and, having both seen her cabaret, Kristen and David discuss the joy that is Countess and Friends.Also, let us not forget that both Kristen and David were at the Hamptons party last summer that Ramona pushed Gizelle out of the picture at so they recount that fateful day, the before, during and shocking after.Speaking of Ramona. Kristen responds to Ramona’s statements several weeks back about her and former RHONY Cindy Barshop being “nobodies”. Do tell!!!On a larger scale, we discuss the growing presence of alcohol on RHONY and whether it is time for a cast shake up.Let us not forget one of Kristen’s IRL BFFS is Brandi Glanville!! We discuss what Kristen was told first hand from Brandi and how she feels watching it all unfold each week on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Talk about an episode not to be missed. This is a must listen!!!@kristentaekman@behindvelvetrope@davidyontef
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Jai Rodriguez (on Queer Eye, Early Days of Bravo, Andy Cohen & The Reboot)

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