WORD OF THE DAY: PROVOCATION


noun: provocation; plural noun: provocations
1. action or speech that makes someone annoyed or angry, especially deliberately.
“you should remain calm and not respond to provocation”
synonyms: goading, prodding, egging on, incitement, pressure; More
annoyance, irritation, nettling;
harassment, plaguing, molestation; teasing, taunting, torment;affront, insults;
informalhassle, aggravation
•Law
action or speech held to be likely to prompt physical retaliation.
“the assault had taken place under provocation”
2.Medicine – testing to elicit a particular response or reflex.
“twenty patients had a high increase of serum gastrin after provocation with secretin”

If you’ve visited this site for any length of time, you already know that I’m a big fan of reality tv. Recently, I watched the fiery reunion for the Real Housewives of Atlanta (Part 1). In the clip above Porsha Williams, the granddaughter of civil rights leader Hosea Williams, was provoked by Kenya Moore (former Miss America). Porsha responded by dragging Kenya across the stage. The women on The View discussed this incident and in my opinion, they got it right.
Sometimes people get just what they deserve and Kenya was on the receiving end… just what she deserved. Sure, here at studiotj, every attempt is made to keep it positive and I’m positive… that Kenya got just what she deserved. Check out the clip below and let me know what you think.

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WILL YOU BE ‘DANCING’…?

Dancing With The Stars just introduced its’ new cast and they are listed as follows:
* Danica McKellar (The Wonder Years), dancing with Val Chmerkovskiy
* Cody Simpson (Australian pop star), dancing with Witney Carson
* Billy Dee Williams (Star Wars), dancing with Emma Slater
* Diana Nyad (Long-distance swimmer), dancing with Henry Byalikov
* NeNe Leakes (The Real Housewives of Atlanta), dancing with Tony Dovolani
* James Maslow (Big Time Rush), dancing with Peta Murgatroyd
* Sean Avery (Former NHL player), dancing with Karina Smirnoff
* Drew Carey (The Price is Right), dancing with Cheryl Burke
* Candace Cameron Bure (Full House), dancing with Mark Ballas
* Charlie White (Olympic gold medalist, ice dancing), dancing with Sharna Burgess
* Meryl Davis (Olympic gold medalist, ice dancing), dancing with Maksim Chmerkovskiy
* Amy Purdy (US Paralympic Team Snowboarder), dancing with Derek Hough
Dancing
Billy Dee Williams is now 76 years old and it’s going to be interesting to see how he does. Also, Ne Ne Leakes is a former stripper and I’m certain that she’s got the moves.
There is a catch this season. During the DWTS season, the stars will swap partners and it’ll be up to America to decide who ends up together.
The just-announced contestants will join judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli and Len Goodman, as well as host Tom Bergeron and new co-host Erin Andrews for Season 18.

PHAEDRA, GO GET YOUR BOY…

A couple of people have asked me about this so I had to dig up the information and post it. For all of you Real Housewives of Atlanta fans, Apollo (Phaedra’s husband) has been arrested. Phaedra is an attorney. The plot has thickened and the drama unfolds… for real. Like my mom says, “if it don’t come out in the wash, it will come out in the rinse. Check out the article that I found online.

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According to Access Atlanta, Apollo was investigated by the Secret Service’s Counterfeit and U.S. Treasury Check Squad.

According to the site – who apparently obtained the complaint against the reality star – Apollo allegedly, ‘created fake companies, enabling him to access databases to find individuals to rip off’.
Apollo is currently on a $25,000 bond after receiving bail and will face a preliminary hearing February 12.
‘He opened fake bank accounts under those real names and funneled stolen U.S. Treasury checks and auto loan proceeds into those accounts.’

Apollo was allegedly named by the original target of the investigation, a woman identified as Gayla St. Julien, who was arrested in September last year and allegedly had $3 million in multiple bank accounts tied to her.

According Access Atlanta: ‘St. Julien ”described herself as Nida’s right hand b**** in executing the legwork of his fraud schemes.’

She allegedly told an investigator she received ‘scraps’ compared to what Apollo was earning.

According to the site: ‘Nida would allegedly steal real people’s identities and have St. Julien pretend to be them to open bank accounts.

‘She would then deposit fraudulent auto loan checks, stolen U.S. Treasury checks, stolen retirement checks issued to Delta Airlines employees, and checks in the names of real people that were owed unclaimed property from various state and federal government agencies.’

The site also said the complaint against the star claimed he opened a fake auto dealership and applied for auto loans in the names of stolen identities.

Apollo has previously spent time in prison – from 2004 to 2009 – for auto title fraud.

The year he was released he married Phaedra, who is ironically an attorney. The couple have two children together Dylan, 10 months, and Ayden, 3.

Apollo is currently on a $25,000 bond and will face a preliminary hearing February 12.