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Frankie Lons of BET’s ‘Frankie & Neffe’ fame and Keyshia Cole’s mom going on VH1’s ‘Celebrity Rehab’

frankie-lonsHolla! Atlanta’s own Frankie Lons, R&B singer Keyshia Cole’s mom, will be on the next edition of VH1’s “Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew.”

Frankie came to celebrity-dom thanks to Cole’s reality show, which aired on BET from 2006 to 2008 and was a big hit. Frankie had just finished a long stint in prison for drug possession and Cole moved her from California to Atlanta to help her transition into the real world. She had her hair done and new teeth put in. Along with her daughter Neffe, Frankie became far more interesting to watch from a reality-show standpoint than Cole herself. Her favorite sayings? “Man Down!” and “Holla!”

The pair was able to spin out their own reality show last year called “Frankie & Neffe.” It didn’t do quite as well and with Frankie going to “Celebrity Rehab,” it appears BET may simply spin off the spin off and focus on Neffe alone.

The press release does not say what Frankie is entering rehab for but it’s likely to be drugs.

Here is video I took of Frankie with Neffe at a viewing party for the show in downtown Atlanta:

Who will Frankie get to hang with at the rehab center? Rachel Uchitel, a former mistress for Tiger Woods, is one. Others include actor Jeremy London (”Party of Five,” “7th Heaven”), Janice Dickinson (”Project Runway,” “The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency”), ’70s has-been singer Leif Garrett, Jason Wahler (”The Hills”) and some person named Jason Davis (who?).

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July 19th, 2010
5:10 pm

Just saw a video of Nene talking to Fantasia for 11Alive. Really didnt care for the interview. I did like Nene’s hair and can definitely see the new nose, but the interview was blah.
PS Good for Neffe getting some help.


July 19th, 2010
6:21 pm

Fame? The only thing I recognize in the first sentence is “BET” and “VH1″.


July 19th, 2010
6:34 pm

What a mess.


July 19th, 2010
8:00 pm

i love keyshia cole, but her family is nasty


July 19th, 2010
9:34 pm

What in the world would Lucas McCain (The Rifleman) think about all this?


July 19th, 2010
10:35 pm

I truly hope she can get the help she needs, but she also needs to recognize that all fame ain’t positive. Since I’ve been on a BET boycott, I never watched the show, but has taken in her antics about town.


July 20th, 2010
11:44 pm

Enter your comments hereThe mom needs help and neffie please dont have no mo babies and frankie should act her age and stop tryn to b youger than she is


July 21st, 2010
11:40 am

hey keyshia i love you so much i wold love to meet your the best singer in the wold to me

Big Jim

July 21st, 2010
4:48 pm

I truly hope the needle is rusty.

I like Keshia as well.Thank god for adoption/foster parents.


July 23rd, 2010
12:00 am

i love keshia, i enjoy her music alot. i also think that frankie should soround herself with more people her age and stop with all the partying because she’s a grandmother know and she should remember everything she does people is watching, and as for neffe she needs to stay home and take care of her kids and stop having kids because each child will need her attention and she woun’t be able to give it to all of them if she keeps on having more kids…….anyways good luck to u keshia and ur new baby i can’t wait 2 c him, i know he look just as good like both parents, i love u and i can’t wait 4 ur new album 2 come out…..