Gizelle Bryant And Robyn Dixon Of “Real Housewives Of Potomac” Are Trying To Trademark Their Podcast “Reasonably Shady” And Eminem Has Challenged Them
The messiest women on Real Housewives of Potomac may be longtime friends Gizelle Bryant and Robyn Dixon. They shit-talk, they exaggerate stories and then play dumb, and they endlessly gaslight the rest of the cast–Robyn threw a fit near the end of this season about how her husband is not a cheater, and baby then it came out he absolutely was and she knew about it. The lies! On the show, they’re called the “Green-Eyed Bandits.” So, of course, they have a podcast together. But the Reasonably Shady podcast is actually now in danger from a random source, as rapper Eminem who was known as “Slim Shady” is claiming trademark rights.
Reasonably Shady is reasonably successful, which I think makes sense because when you aren’t looking at Gizelle’s hideous home décor and clothing choices, or able to see the other side of a narrative, she’s weaving thanks to Bravo’s cameras, she comes off as likable enough. So audio format works great for her and Robyn, and the two of them celebrated 5 million downloads recently:
Page Six says that Robyn and Gizelle filed to trademark the name of their podcast a few weeks ago. They planned to sell water bottles, lip gloss, sweatshirts, etc. But Eminem is trying to stop them:
Eminem filed an opposition on Feb. 14 against Gizelle Bryant and Robyn Dixon’s trademark application for “Reasonably Shady,” the name of their podcast, according to docs obtained by Page Six.
In the docs, the Lose Yourself rapper — whose real name is Marshall Mathers — says he believes his brand will be “damaged” if the Real Housewives of Potomac stars are issued the trademark for their broadcast.
He also said “Reasonably Shady” can “cause confusion in the minds of consumers,” who have known him by his monikers Slim Shady and Shady since the late ’90s.
Eminem, 50, has exclusively used the name “Slim Shady” and “Shady” for entertainment services since 1998 and owns the trademark for “Shady” to use on merch.
Gizelle and Robyn have already been selling shit through their store, so it’s not clear to me why Eminem woke up and thought of them suddenly. They should just change the name of their podcast to “Unreasonably Messy,” and that will deal with the trademark issues right away. It’s also a more accurate description of the two women in general.