Kordell Stewart Speaks Up about Porsha’s Insinuation that he is Gay (but what the heck did he actually say?) by NMD
Kordell Steward is not really know for being eloquent, but his latest statement regarding his ex-wife’s insinuation that those pesky rumors that he is gay, have me scratching my head.
Backing up a little – on Sunday when the premiere of The Real Housewives of Atlanta aired, Porsha Stewart her mother and viewing audience that, “There were definitely times in the marriage that Kordell didn’t necessarily want me physically.” She went on to explain that she knew about the pervasive gay rumors, and asked him about them when they were dating. He gave an explanation that satisfied her, and agreed to marry him. To be fair, Kordell has a child from a previous relationship with a woman, and Porsha became pregnant early in their marriage, so presumably he was able to play for both teams at a minimum.
After the episode aired, Kordell was interviewed on the radio on the “Ryan Cameron Morning Show” on V-103.”
“I’m 100 percent man.” (Okay – no one accused him of not being a man, and men can be homosexual or bi-sexual, so that statement is quite likely to be true.)
“I don’t do no homophobic.” (He could be saying that he isn’t homophobic, but I somehow doubt that. I think he’s trying to say he don’t do gay stuff, but I don’t like to put words in his mouth.)
“I don’t do no none of that.” (Very vague statement – I suppose it depends what the interviewer asked him).
There’s nothing about no dude that I see.” (At this point I’m wondering if this man can carry on a conversation. It is almost unintelligible gibberish. Is he trying to say he doesn’t look at men’s naughty bits?)
Then he added “With all due respect.” (To be offended by his comments, we’d have to figure out what he said first.
Kordell seemed upset that Porsha would suggest he leaned towards men a little, but when asked if he was planning on filing a lawsuit, he said, “I have love in my heart to what I remember about Porsha.” Awwww.
Top Chef New Orleans (S11E6) by BB
This week’s New Orleans term: Lagniappe – A little something extra (pronounced LAN-yap). This could be an extra few slices of meat at the deli, a free dessert at the restaurant, or a treat on the pillow at your hotel.
Padma show up at the house with John Besh, Chef/Owner, Besh Restaurant Group. Padma tells them to pack an overnight bag. Their little road trip takes them to Covey Rise Farms. The farm serves the top restaurants of New Orleans. They grow a special tomato called the Creole.
Quickfire : They have 20 minutes to create a dish highlighting the Creole tomato. The winner will be safe from elimination in the next challenge. Justin says there so much you can do with this tomato. Travis is a little lost. Stephanie eats tomatoes every day and is drawing a blank. Nicholas thinks anyone who can’t create a tomato dish in 20 minutes needs to go home. Bene has made a few tomato dishes so far and his last attempt at a tomato dish was not good. The other chefs call him Bene tomato (no pressure). Time’s up. The bottom dishes belong to Patty (hers was a mess); Stephanie (didn’t show much effort) and Travis (his dish didn’t elevate the tomato enough). The favorites were Nina, Carlos, and Louis. The winner is Nina, because of the extra effort she made to keep her soup cold. She has immunity. Nina is on a roll.
Challenge: They will be cooking at one of John Besh’s restaurants La Provence, where chefs from his other restaurants will be eating the meal. They will be making one farm fresh dish and the meal will be served family style. They have to use Philadelphia Cream Cheese in their dish. They have 90 minutes to prepare their dish. The only dairy they can use is fresh milk, cream and cream cheese (no butter). They will also be using the freshest ingredients from the farms around southern Louisiana. Justin feels he has the advantage being from that area and already using those products. It will be a challenge not having butter. They will draw knives to determine which course they will be preparing. Nina gets to choose which course she wants. She chooses the appetizer course. The winner will get $10,000.
The next day at La Provence, they have a limited pantry and limited space. Remember, they only have 90 minutes to prepare their dish. Appetizers first. Patty made Snapper Crudo with Cream Cheese Vinaigrette; Brian made Summer Squash and Zucchini Tagliatelle with Poached Oysters and Emulsified Cream Cheese; Carlos prepared Poached Beets and Pickled Carrots with Peach, Habanero and Cream Cheese Sauce; Nina made Crispy Zucchini Blossoms with Eggplant and Cream Cheese Puree (I think John Besh likes Nina); and Sara made Island Spiced Lamp Chop stuffed with Cream Cheese and Curry Powder. Carlos did well, and so did Nina. Brian wasn’t a favorite of the group.
Next up are the entrees. Bene made Roasted Chicken Breast filled with Caramelized Onions and Taragon Cream Cheese. Carrie made Vinegar-Braised Chicken in Cream Cheese Sauce with Chilled Cucumber. Justin prepared Roasted Duck Breast with Eggplant Vinaigrette, Chanterelle Mushrooms and Corn Puree. Travis made Seared Lamp Chops with Moroccan Succotash and Cream Cheese Aioli. Justin thinks he could have been a little more creative. Carrie and Bene weren’t the favorites, especially Bene. Travis was hit and miss with his lamb. They thought Justin’s dish was the most flavorful.
For the dessert group, Louis made Graham Cracker with Blackberries and Cream Cheese Mousse; Nicholas made Funnel Cake and Carrot Cake with Peach Flavored Cream Cheese; Shirley made Philadelphia Steamed Egg Custard with Macerated Blueberries; and Stephanie made Cream Cheese, Peach and Cherry Mouse with Cream Cheese Short Dough. Stephanie’s was not liked by anyone. Tom says there has to be a story behind Stephanie’s dish. They liked Nicholas’s dish. Shirley and Louis didn’t do that well either, especially Louis with the graham crackers. The desserts were pretty much a bust overall with the exception of Nicholas.
The chefs watch while the guest judge John, Padma, Tom and Gail deliberate. They don’t think the chefs were up to the challenge overall. John liked Nicholas’ dessert and thought he made the best use of all the ingredients available. They thought Nina’s blossom was awesome. She is starting to really intimidate some of the other chefs. Of the entrees, Justin’s was the favorite. The least favorite dishes are Travis, Bene, Sara, and Stephanie.
Padma asks to see Nina, Nicholas and Justin. One of them will be the winner and that is Nina. Poor woman is going to have everyone gunning to take her down. Bene, Sara and Travis are up for elimination. I’m surprised Stephanie didn’t get called in. She got lucky this time. Padma asks Bene to pack his knives and go. He will join Janine in the Last Chance Kitchen.
Last Chance Kitchen: Janine and Bene have 30 minutes to make a dish using canned and frozen vegetabes. Janine makes a scallop dish and Bene makes a swordfish dish. Tom likes both of their dishes but if he had to go back for a second bite, he’d go for the scallops. Bene worked with Janine on the challenge in which she was eliminated, so beating him the Last Chance Kitchen is a little special for her.
“Thicker Than Water….the Black Brady Bunch” a Preview by SparkelMuffy
Bravo has a new docu-drama premiering on Sunday nights and SparkleMuffy is thinking about blogging it – she’s gathered some background information for us to introduce the show. NMD
“They [Bravo] came to me and said, ‘Tank, you know, give us the thing that people, you know, are most in the Body of Christ, the thing that divides them the most. What is that issue that people can’t seem to agree on,’ and I [Tankard] said, ‘Hey, all you gotta do, say all Christians need to be Millionaires and you gonna get everybody loggin in. ”
Meet Dr. Ben Tankard: founder and senior pastor of Destiny Center Inc., located in Murfreesboro, Tennessee (about 30 miles SE of Nashville), age 49, husband, father, grandfather, former professional basketball hopeful, NBA motivational speaker, seasoned aviator/instrument rated pilot, supports thirty-two other ministries, author, owner of Full Tank (big and tall men’s clothing), award winning Gospel Jazz artist, and millionaire.
OK, this what I know so far: Ben Tankard was born and raised in the “ghetto’s of Florida” (Daytona Beach), and grew up on public assistance. “ Daddy always walked around with food stamps on a money clip.” “I had great parents, we just didn’t have anything.” (They were also in ministry.) When Tankard grew to be six foot six inches tall, he saw professional basketball as his way out of poverty. He dropped out of college and joined the Portland Trailblazers, but his NBA career was over before it began when he suffered an injury at camp.
Tankard says he became depressed, but when he went to church, he got saved. At some point, an evangelist told him to put his hands on the piano keys and prayed over him, he says that night [he] “played like a professional Jazz musician.”
Known as the “ Godfather of Gospel Jazz,” Tankard’s twenty plus years in the music business has produced fifteen gold and six platinum albums, which earned him three Grammy Awards, eleven Dove Awards, and twelve Stellar Awards.
Ben has been divorced twice; he says both marriages were “ a demonic dress rehearsal for the real thing.” One of his ex-wives lives in Nashville, with her own ministry. He married Jewel LaGreen in 2000, and “no longer believes in divorce.”
“Dr. Jewel Tankard ( age ?) is co-pastor of Destiny Center, First Lady, wife, mother, author, expert financial services advisor, businesswoman, evangelist, Ardyss International Amateur Millionaires Club –top earner.
Jewel’s testimony begins as a senior in college when she heard a “phenomenal man and woman of God, standing up preaching the Word, and honey, there wasn’t nothin’ broke about ‘em. Oh Lord, this is the Jesus I know.” She marries out of the will of God and divorces, but when she meets the Tank, it’s love at first sight. She sells insurance, serves on the board of .the local domestic violence shelter and has written a book: “Millionairess Lifestyle.” [There is something about her that reminds me so much of NeNe it’s astonishing—a much more attractive NeNe] Click here for an interview with Jewel.
Brooklyn, (age 25, Ben’s daughter) has a 10-year-old daughter, Diamond, and a “dark past” which is the subject of her debut novel The Detour To Destiny (release date 2014). She also owns Queen Brooklyn’s Virgin Hair, a successful hair line. (This is human hair for weaves).
Britney, (age 23, Ben’s daughter) has a normal, nine-to-five job in customer service management for a communications company. She also has a dance outreach program at the church.
Benji, (age 21, Ben’s son) is married to Shanira (age 24). He’s a construction manager by day, and “DJ Richie Rich” by night. Shanira is a model and college student. ( I know Benji is awfully young to be married, but Shanira is beautiful— probably a good thing he put a ring on her)
Cyrene, (age 18, Jewel’s daughter) is a senior in high school, is preparing for college, and is known as “Daddy’s Girl.” She has an up and coming nail polish line.
Marcus (age 30, Ben’s son) married to Latisha, senior pastor of Grace Church, located in Rock Port, Missouri.
All the kids, grandbaby girl, and Benji’s wife live with the Tankard’s in a 13,000 square-foot McMansion, which feels like a “log cabin” to Tank, (except Marcus and Latisha), they own a fleet of cars, drive matching Mercedes, and jet set around the country in their fleet of airplanes.
I’m not sure if their message “God wants you to be rich” is real or just a hook to bring in viewers. I do know the children’s program at Destiny Church is called “ Millionaires In Training,” which makes my hair stand up on end.
As we all know the first season of a reality show (Tank says Bravo is calling this one a “docu-drama”) is the most genuine, and from the clips of the Tankards, they seem like they’re having a lot of fun. Given their allotted timeslot (following Atlanta) Bravo might just have a winner on their hands. I guess we’ll “see what happens.”