Help us to help Rhonetta

15518__rhonetta_lI know some of you are going to hate me for suggesting this, but if I were a cable exec, I’d call up American Idol reject Rhonetta Johnson and sign her to a holding deal.

Think about it: With her silver tube-top and hooch-tastic skirt, she’s not afraid to work a unique look, and given her post-audition meltdown last night, she’s not afraid to act the fool either. Plus, she’s already established a killer catchphrase. (”You think I’m gonna drink off you?” Rhonetta huffed to the cameras after Paula Abdul offered her a sip of bubbly water. ”You can drink off me!”)

So how about it, PopWatchers? If you were giving the greenlight to Here Comes Rhonetta!, who would you hire to fill out the cast? Would it be a comedy, drama, or reality? And what would the premise be?

Me, I’d cast her as a struggling singer-actress-dancer who can’t help but turn her auditions and rare gigs into utter catastrophes. Cast comedian Susie Essman as Rhonetta’s equally foul-mouthed agent, RuPaul as Rhonetta’s rhubarb-tongued stage mom, and Yasmine Bleeth as Rhonetta’s scheming arch nemesis, and you’ve got comic gold, people.

What say you? Would you watch my version of Here Comes Rhonetta!, or have you got a better idea?

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  • Joe

    How about this: Cast Rhonetta as someone who is changing her fould-mouthed ways, and wants to become a nun. And we watch as she horrifies her fellow nuns with her words and actions.

  • Doug

    Whitney and Bobby could play the stage-aunt and uncle who, we find out in a later episode, were ‘sponsible for her upbringin’.

  • Jayne

    This is exactly what’s wrong with the world today. A pig like Rhonetta will get underserved attention and notoriety for her slutty performance.

  • SF

    Agreed! don’t give that trash any more attention or screen time.

  • Nicky

    STOP the madness! The media/public must STOP giving these awful people ink and air time!! Keep the trash out with the trash where it belongs!!

  • mgm

    this woman was hard to watch last night, and to give her more attention is shameful.

  • mike

    Are you going to change the name to Entertainment Weekly Enquirer? You spend way too much space on red-carpet scandels and AI rejects. Class back up please!

  • EP Sato

    Rhonetta is a struggling hairstylist who works at a beauty salon in the Bronx while she waits for her signging career to blossom. Daniel is an Orthodox Jewish man who plays for a minor league basketball team while dreaming of an NBA contract.
    Every episode would feature Rhonetta scheming to get famous. One ep she dresses as a cheerleader to impress guest star Paula Abdul. Another ep she dresses as a man and pretends to be a basketball player so she can get closer to guest star Kobe Bryant.
    Also featured are the sassy gay dude (with the sage advice and the heart of gold) who works at the beauty parlor, the chinese restaurant owning mean lady and her cute freckly faced Teenage Daughter (who in later eps turns out to have an amazing backing vocalist voice).
    Oh, and let’s not forget the swear jar. Ep 1 starts with Rhonetta getting fired from her “video ho” gig because she disses guest star Kanye West for grinding with another female.
    As Vader would say, all too easy…

  • Jeff

    I thought I’d click on the link and read about how everybody loved her. I was so happy to read that people are angry that Rhonetta is “getting press.” She’s obnoxious and disgusting and had nowhere near the “charm” of William Hung. The problem with Rhonetta was that she wasn’t an “awful” singer…she was just attitude. You’ve got to be an awful singer if you wanna win me over at this stage in the game.

  • Christina

    Maybe you should of checked the very long rap sheet and multiple mug shots of Rhonetta before typing this up.

  • Jesse

    Casting RuPaul as Rhonetta’s stage mom? That is single handedly the best idea for a television show I have ever heard, haha! It would have to be ‘spicy’ b/c of her style and language though, so would it be on HBO, Showtime, or Oxygen? I LOVE the idea and I’d watch it tomorrow! :-)

  • djm

    A better idea? Could this be any easier? Turn your back on this skank ho and let her crawl on her hands (and probably VERY well used) knees back under the rock from which she came. I mean PULEASE!!! Michael is this REALLY you posting this? Rhonetta deserves about 3 minutes less screen time than she got last night – which for those who are counting would be LESS THAN NONE.

  • Chandra

    I found her to be very distastful. But some people like that. I would like to see a show with her learning how to sing for real and taking some lessons. Also giving some respect to other people and just not herself (she has the me complex). But she is interesting!!!!!!

  • TJ

    If i saw a tv show with her on it, i’d immediately throw my tv out of my house. She took up the whole damn plasma, i can’t have VD on the tv screen, now.

  • jana

    A sitcom revolving around the toxic Rhonetta? I don’t need to SEE that!

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