LOS ANGELES (LALATE EXCLUSIVE) – Hollywood Divas premieres tonight on TVOne. Among the show’s executive producers is Todd Tucker, Kandi Burruss’ new husband. TVOne turned to website MediaTakeOut today to promote the show’s premiere by featuring a homepage takeout advertising campaign for Hollywood Divas (see above left). The specialized ad campaign is a bleed that appears behind all articles on the homepage. And among the articles that Todd’s TV show advertisement is appearing with is a story slamming Mama Joyce (see above right). LALATE can exclusively report that, at the time that Todd’s new show turned to MTO to promote Hollywood Divas’ debut, Mama Joyce came for MTO (without her shoe). And Kandi is not happy either. Kandi Burruss and her mom put the site on blast, just as the Hollywood Divas ad campaign ran for Todd’s show, stating that an October 5 report about Joyce is untrue.
Hollywood Divas turned to MediaTakeOut today to run a specialized background ad campaign that is running today October 8, 2014. The ad for Todd’s new show runs in the background of a story this week featuring Todd, Sharon, Kandi and Mama Joyce’s faces. The site is running a “world exclusive” “breaking news” story entitled “Police And Ambulances called To The Set Of Atlanta Housewives . . . Todd’s Mom And Kandi’s Mom . . . Got Into A fight fight”. The story claims “Mama Joyce called [Todd's mom a name] and before she could even finish it – Sharon gave her a two piece”
Kandi and Mama Joyce are happy for Todd’s new show Holllywood Divas. But Kandi Burruss took issue with the MTO report about her mother hours before it began to promote Todd’s show. While not mentioning it by name, Burruss wrote “My mom wanted everybody to know that she did not fight Todd’s mom. Mama Joyce has spoken.”
Mama Joyce was furious. As MTO is promoting Todd’s new show, it is purportedly printing untruths about Mama Joyce, so the RHOA star claims. “Now yall know ain’t nobody’s two-piece ya Mama Joyce and live to tell the story. On October 4 I was picking out flowers for my son Patrick who would have been 46 this past Saturday but God called him home 24 years ago. So the last thing on my mind are these lies going around about me and Sharon Tucker getitng into a brawl again. There was no fight or an ambulance called.” Joyce added “As my daughter Kandi Burruss would, we flight about the drama and so should you. Goodnight”. So why did Todd Tucker’s show turn to a site to promote his show in the background, while it is falsely running a story about Mama Joyce in the foreground? Tucker has yet to comment.