Earlier this season Sheree asked “who gon’ check me boo?” on the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” and she even put it in song. Now it sounds like Bravo is the one to check the reformed diva because rumor has it they are not renewing her contract for next season.
Two nights ago, the network held it’s annual Upfronts event which showcases all of the shows on the channel and its cast members and Sheree was noticeably M.I.A. That’s reportedly because Bravo broke the news to her beforehand and told Sheree her time as a real housewife is up. Adding fuel to the fire is a report on MediaTakeOut that Nene had something to do with her firing. A source supposedly told the site:
“NeNe put an ULTIMATUM to producers . . . either FIRE Sheree . . . or she’s LEAVING. Producers decided to stick with NeNe, and they gave Sheree her walking papers.”
That rumor seems a little odd since those two have been pretty cordial this season, unless Nene’s sticking up for her friend Marlo who I bet will be taking Sheree’s place if this news is true. Sheree’s had a relatively low-drama season and we all know what happened to past cast members who refused to act a fool in front of the cameras. Remember Lisa Wu Hartwell and DeShawn Snow? Marlo seems more than ready to stir up some drama which is exactly what the network wants.
Earlier this month, Kandi even mentioned there were likely going to be cast changes for Season 5. In an interview with Concrete Loop.com she said:
“We don’t know who they are casting. So they are going to make a change this coming year. We don’t have any say so in that so this is not me trying to tell what’s going on. It’s just me being real about it.
“They get mad when we say too much or whatever. But it’s no secret they are interviewing new people. So they’re going to shake things up maybe. I don’t know what they’re going to do.”
The Examiner points out that Kim Zolziak is also expected to leave next season since she has her own spinoff now, and even though Kandi’s new show is pretty different from “Housewives” I wonder if they might knock her off too.
The season 4 reunion is coming up this Sunday so maybe they’ll address these rumors then. Sheree might have to wave goodbye to that Chateau she was supposed to be building.
What do you think about Sheree leaving the “Housewives?” Do you think they’ll make Marlo a permanent cast member?
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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