By RODNEY HO/ email@example.com, originally filed Sunday, May 9, 2015
Although Bravo's "Real Housewives of Atlanta" gave Kenya Moore's would-be sitcom "Life Twirls On" plenty of airtime this past season, she hasn't yet been able to sell it to a network or streaming service.
So she decided to post it on her YouTube channel so the public can help decide if it's worthy of a series. If the public clamors for it, she figures it will be an easier sell. She self funded the pilot so she can do whatever she wants with it. (Watch it below)
The show is a goof on her own life - or a bit of wish fulfillment. She has two sisters and a potential husband who used to play in the NBA. And there's a reason she has mood swings and sensitivity to smells, ahem. She also cast Cynthia Bailey in a comical role, which was a smart move because it created more airtime for the show on "Real Housewives."
She also booked Janet Hubert for the pilot. Hubert played Vivian Banks on "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air" for three seasons. But since this is Moore, nothing goes perfectly smoothly.
“I have filed criminal fraud charges against Kenya Moore for falsifying official time sheets, and signing them in my name,” Hubert announced in a Facebook post. “If you come at ME, I Will… meet you at the door. You can steal my money, art, you can steal my image… but I draw the line in the sand with stealing my identity. Ms. Moore may live in the Reality Realm, but some of us live in the real world. There are reactions to every action, and for a criminal action, this is my only recourse.”
Moore last week responded via Instagram, saying Hubert was compensated properly:
Rodney Ho writes about entertainment for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution including TV, radio, film, comedy and all things in between. A native New Yorker, he has covered education at The Virginian-Pilot, small business for The Wall Street Journal and a host of beats at the AJC over 20-plus years. He loves tennis, pop culture & seeing live events.