By RODNEY HO/ firstname.lastname@example.org, originally filed Tuesday, June 28, 2016
In an exclusive interview, Mimi Faust, one of the key members of "Love and Hip Hop Atlanta," today called rumors floating around the Web that the entire cast has been fired "a big lie."
"This stuff just makes me giggle," Faust said, noting that at least it gives the show more publicity. "People have been calling me all day about it."
Faust said it would make no sense for VH1 to dump the entire cast of its most popular show.
The show's most compelling couple Joseline Hernandez and Stevie J had a spin-off show earlier this year and despite Hernandez's rampage during the season three reunion, she returned on the show with minimal impunity.
Faust said there are five or six more episodes before the two-part reunion show.
After breaking up with her girlfriend Chris Gould earlier this season, Faust hinted another love interest may appear toward the end of the season. In the meantime, she is still angry with Joseline, who lied to her about Stevie J having extra baby mamas. "She is Satan's spawn," Faust said with distaste.
She said Hernandez told her she was trying for her "Golden Glove" with her crying jag in front of Mimi. "I know she meant Golden Globes," she said, "but I didn't bother to correct her."
It's not to say the show isn't having issues in its fifth season. "Love and Hip Hop" has a massive cast and jumps in and out of story lines, seeking the most compelling ones. New people keep being introduced and often just as quickly, disappearing. The producers seemed excited by the arrival of Karen "KK" King and Scrapp De Leon but then De Leon landed in prison, nipping that promising set of stories in the bud.
"Love and Hip Hop Atlanta," 8 p.m. Mondays, VH1