Infamous Reality TV Men

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Flavor Flav, a rapper and television personality who rose to fame as a member of the hip-hop group Public Enemy. He is also known for popularizing the role of the hype man and for yelling “Yeah boy!” and “Flavor Flav!”. After falling out of the public eye for a number of years, he reappeared as the star of several VH1 reality series, including The Surreal Life, Strange Love, and Flavor of Love. After an absence from the music scene, Flavor Flav was invited to participate on VH1 reality show The Surreal Life. During this show, he developed a relationship with actress Brigitte Nielsen, which aired for three seasons, a reality show where Flavor Flav looks for love. The show’s success led to spin-offs titled I Love New York and I Love Money. It was revealed in the third season reunion show that Flav met a woman, not from the show, after taping had concluded. He proposed to her on air during the special. The two had a son together.

Terrell Eldorado Owens a football wide receiver who is a free agent and has played 15 seasons in the NFL. A six-time Pro Bowl selection, Terrell holds or shares several NFL League records, and features in the all-time top-five in several receiving categories, including yards and touchdowns. As productive as he has been, Terrell has been controversial, creating firestorms with almost every team he has played for as a professional. He played college football and basketball at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and was selected in the third round of the 1996 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers. He was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles in 2004 after a spat with 49

ers front office members. Two years later, he was released and signed to another large pact by the Dallas Cowboys, only to be given a release on March 4, 2009. Terrell has also played for the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals in 2009 and 2010,. He recently played for the Allen Wranglers of the Indoor Football League, before being released in 2012. Popularly known by his initials, T.O., Owens is as renowned for his flamboyant touchdown celebrations and public persona as he is for his talent on the field. His actions on and off the field have led to many league fines, as well as frequent penalties for his team. His reality show T.O. Show was cancelled due to conflicts with his personal assistants Kita & Mo.

Jax Taylor is a working model who bartends at SUR and enjoys the freedom, easy money, and carefree lifestyle he has found in Hollywood. A self-described “Peter Pan,” he and Stassi continue to redefine their relationship, but in the meantime he is looking to have some fun in his dating life. This past season of Vanderpump Rules, he admitted to having an affair with his ex-girlfriend Stassi’s bestfriend Kristen. Kristen’s boyfriend Tom was his best friend at the time and Jax didn’t care about his actions, he craves attention and at 36 years old modeling career he needs to give it up.

Joe Giudice is the husband of Teresa Giudice on the reality TV show The Real Housewives of New Jersey. He met his wife in high school and they have four children together. The reality show has followed his appearances in court and time in jail over the past couple of years. He opened a pizzeria in 2010, but now lives off of wife Teresa’s income. Joe filed for bankruptcy in 2009, claiming he was $11 million in debt. In 2011, he withdrew the bankruptcy and his wife Teresa said she would pay her debts of approximately $8 million within a year. Currently he and Teresa are awaiting trial on federal fraud charges. Teresa, 41, and Joe, 43, were already indicted earlier this year on charges they conspired to fraudulently obtain millions of dollars in loans used to finance the lavish lifestyle they display on cable television. At the same time, prosecutors have accused them of trying to hide assets while in bankruptcy. They have pleaded not guilty and were scheduled to go to trial early this year. The couple’s trial is expected to be delayed until later in 2014.

So just who is Slade Smiley? We don’t know a great deal about Slade prior to him joining The Real Housewives of Orange County. Slade grew up in Anchorage, Alaska and attended college briefly at the University of Alaska at Anchorage before transferring to California State University, Long Beach. He spent a good deal of the 1980s racing bicycles competitively, and claims to have raced in the Tour de France once. He also had a fairly successful modeling career, shilling or brands like Adidas, Gillette, and Cherokee Clothing. Somewhere along the way, he even found time to become fluent in Japanese. But his personal life was a bit less steady. In the 1980s, he was married to Rose Smiley and had one son, Gavin, who’s now in his early 20s. He has another son, 12-year-old Grayson, with ex-girlfriend Michelle Arroyo. Sadly, Grayson suffers from a serious neurological disease called diffuse fibrillary astrocytoma. He underwent an invasive surgery last year to remove as much of his brain tumor as possible and has been recovering well ever since. In 2006, Slade joined the Real Housewives of Orange County with then-fiance Jo De La Rosa. According to Vicki Gunvalson, Slade and Jo’s addition was a total fluke after the two of them won an opportunity to appear on the show in an auction. Now he is currently engaged to Gretchen Rossi, cast member of The Real Housewives Of Orange County.

Stevie J a musician, singer, record producer and songwriter, Three-time Grammy award winning songwriter, rose to fame in the 90′s when he made his mark as an in-house producer for Sean Puffy Comb’s Bad Boy Entertainment. 

As one of The Hitmen, Stevie J became a heavily sought after producer. He worked with such artists as Diddy, the Notorious B.I.G, Mariah Carey, Faith Evans and the Jacksons. Stevie J made headlines when he was romantically linked with rapper, Eve. He is now one of the top men in reality tv on the show Love & Hip Hop Atlanta. He broke the record by having a side chick and a baby mama Mimi they have a daughter named Eva. He claims to care about both women, but now he and Joseline are married. Stevie J took Mimi and Joseline on a roller coaster ride first season; but in Season 2, Stevie is about to find out his love triangle maybe taking him for the ride of his life.

Born Kirk Frost has an estimated net worth of $600 thousand. Kirk earned his net worth from his owned company, D-Lo Entertainment as well as from his first platinum selling single “Shorty Swing My Way.” In addition to managing artist Rasheeda, Kirk consults for licensing and song placements for different labels and varied artists. Kirk’s portfolio includes song placements in the movies Paul Blart Mall Cop, Beauty Shop, The Fog, and most recently Day of Wrath. Kirk had songs placed in TV shows such as Lincoln Heights, CSI Miami, MTV’s Cribs, What Chilli Wants and also on the Sony PlayStation. Kirk, a well respected fixture in the music industry began his career with Hip Hop trio Da Kaperz, which featured his wife, Rasheeda. Kirk Frost is one of the featured cast members on VH1′s Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta. He gained notoriety on last season of Love & Hip Atlanta because his wife Rasheeda found out she was pregnant. When she informed him, he wanted her to have an abortion. He was a creep for even imagining she would want an abortion from her husband and he cheated on her on national tv. They have worked out there differences and Rasheeda had a healthy baby boy.

Raymond Scott, also known by his stage name Benzino a rapper and former co-owner of The Source, a popular hip hop magazine. Originally he was residing in Boston, Massachusetts when he met The Source founder Dave Mays while visiting Harvard University. From 1988 to 2001, Benzino was a silent partner in the growth of the business. However, in 2001, Benzino acknowledged his involvement in the publication. He started his rap career with a group called the Almighty RSO. The group was known mainly for their anti-police song “One In The Chamba” from the Forever Doomsday album released through Tommy Boy Records. The single and album were considered controversial for the tone of the rap group and the open encouragement of murdering law enforcement. In 1994 The Boston Police and the Fraternal Order of Police union had placed the group on high priority at the time forcing RSO to be dropped from the label. After the RSO broke up, Benzino created a group called Made Men and went to record with former RSO members Antonio Twice Thou and Mr. Gzus. Now Benzino is a member on the popular reality show Love & Hip Hop Atlanta.

onsequence is an accomplished rapper, songwriter, producer, fashionista & video director who’s worked in the music business for over 2 decades. His first endeavor was performing and writing 7 records on A Tribe Called Quest’s “Beats, Rhymes & Life” which debuted #1 on Billboard 100 and Top R&B/Rap Charts.

In 2004, Consequence was featured on Kanye West’s “College Dropout” which debuted #2 on Billboard 200 and won the Grammy for “Best Rap Album”. After the completion of the West’s “School Spirit” Tour, Consequence released his critically acclaimed Retail Mixtape “Take’em To The Cleaners” which garnered the attention of Sony Urban Music. By 2005, Consequence had signed to Sony Music/Columbia Records and appeared on West’s sophomore LP “Late Registration” on the fan favorite which also features Cam’Ron. After months in the studio and touring with West, Consequence teamed up with DJ Khaled, West and Legend to release the single “Grammy Family” which garnered a MTV World premiere. Cons’ released his debut LP “Don’t Quit Your DayJob via Columbia Records independent division “Red Ink” and debut on Billboard #1 US Heatseekers. While touring with Kanye West on the “Glow In The Dark Tour” he was filmed playing Jay-Z in an intense battle of Connect Four which would eventually be the starting point for the hugely popular video log series “Cons TV”. Being one of the 1st artist to utilize the platform known as “Kyte”, Cons revolutionized fan-access by bringing them backstage and documenting many magic moments that included Kanye West, Beyonce, P.Diddy, Jay-Z, Pharell plus many more to garner over 6 Million views online. Consequence was on the reality show Love & Hip Hop New York. He created controversy when he wanted rapper L’orel to work with him but Lore’l had one condition. The rappin’ banger disliked a line Cons wrote for her song saying, “Light skin is the right skin, so you, you, you and your white friend,” should be removed because she doesn’t want to offend her darker fans. Consequence refused but decided to air out his feelings about the disaster via social media.

Rich Dollaz started his successful career in the music industry as an intern at Bad Boy Records where Puffy gave him the name Rich Dollaz. At Bad Boy, Rich learned the ropes of the industry and was able to spread his wings, network and spent 5 years working with the careers of Ryan Leslie, Cassie and Cheri Dennis.
From there, Rich moved onto Interscope Records where he does radio promotions. He is the CEO of Dollaz Unlimited and started a record label with fellow LHH cast member, Yandy Smith. He is also starting a modeling agency division of Dollaz Unlimited. He is familiar face in the NYC club scene and is an ambassador for Ciroc. He has recently started a foundation for battered women and children in Memphis called Miracles House Of Restoration and has started Dollaz Unlimited children’s books. He is notably linked with Erica Mena his on again off again relationship on the popular reality show Love & Hip Hop New yOrl.