All Articles Tagged "kenya moore"
The new season of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” has already started filming, and after the dust settled from the explosive season six reunion earlier this year, friendships ended, new friendships were formed, and of course, new cast members were added.
The ladies are allegedly filming their big girls getaway in Puerto Rico right now, and as they share shots from their big trip, it’s clear that the women have made new cliques and split from one another. Now that NeNe Leakes and Cynthia Bailey’s relationship is kaput, Leakes is spending time and getting close to Phaedra Parks, Porsha Williams and Kandi Burruss (the latter of which she was at odds with during the reunion over comments about Mama Joyce). As for Bailey, she’s become quite close with Kenya Moore (which I’m sure is exactly what Moore wanted to get under Leakes’ skin), and new cast mates Claudia Jordan and Demetria McKinney seem to be flocking to them. No more ‘Talls vs. Smalls’ it seems.
It’s really crazy to see Leakes and Bailey at odds. In a recent chat with us, Leakes said she was a good friend to Bailey and they’ll handle settle everything during season seven.
“Cynthia I honestly had a real friendship with her. I don’t know where all this is coming from. But it was sorted out on season 7 for all of your guys to see. But I must say I feel like I’m a great friend to everybody who’s really been a friend in my life.”
Check out the budding “friendships” below.
Sometimes too much of anything can drive even the most die-hard fan crazy. Too many celebrities haven’t realized that taking a break from the spotlight can actually be healthy for their career! But many of them, fearful of becoming irrelevant at any given moment, think that we still want more. Well, we want to encourage these 14 celebs to sit down somewhere for a while and give themselves, and us, a break!
Kenya Moore appears to have always been quite fond of Wendy Williams. However, it seems that she has a bit more of an incentive to adore the outspoken television personality these days: Porsha Stewart and NeNe Leakes’ beef with Wendy. Kenya was recently asked what she thinks of NeNe’s feud with Wendy and unsurprisingly, she repped #TeamWendy loudly and proudly.
“What’s your opinion on the Nene and Wendy beef?” one fan questioned.
“It’s petty. @WendyWilliams speaks her mind that’s why ppl watch,” Kenya responded.
“#teamwendy some people can’t take criticism it’s really not that serious. The truth hurts it u don’t have to believe it,” she continued.
Earlier this week, NeNe spoke to us about her beef with Wendy and the “Glee” star accused her former friend of being extremely harsh towards Black women on her show.
“She’s not only negative toward people, she is negative toward Black girls,” said NeNe. “And you’re a Black woman sitting up here. Now, I have a feeling why she’s saying it, but I just want people to know it was not about my Birkin bag, my bag was the last straw for me. She put on this sabotaging campaign for a very long time. So I wanted to do an open letter and just said to her ‘What did I do to you?!’ Because if I did anything to you, you need to tell me.”
NeNe went on to express that Wendy’s entire empire was built on being negative.
“We all know that Wendy has been very negative towards a lot people in the industry. That’s basically how she built her career. That’s fine with me. No tea and no shade. But the deal is I supported Wendy, I was supportive of Wendy.”
“All of a sudden it’s like Wendy flipped and went on some type of sabotaging campaign,” she continued. “Every time she would put my picture up, she said something negative about me. I don’t watch her show anymore because she has been so negative toward people.”
Follow Jazmine on Twitter @JazmineDenise
It’s a generally understood and accepted fact that Real “Housewife,” Kenya Moore has a flair for the dramatic. She spends her life doing the utmost. And it’s gotten her into a bit of trouble on more than one occasion. Yet she never seems to learn.
This past weekend, the reality TV star was participating in some type of competitive event at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Other Real Housewives from the other franchises were also in attendance where they teamed up with “high rollers” for a series of games they performed in front of a large audience.
In one of the games, the housewives were supposed to teach the high rollers how to work a catwalk. It seems like Kenya would be the perfect person for this. But it wasn’t long before she hit the floor and not with a dance step.
Take a look at the video below.
What we will say about Kenya though, she played it off pretty well and recovered like she starring in a sultry music video.
You can’t keep Kenya down.
In this week’s new print issue of In Touch Weekly, a source close to Phaedra Parks says that the Real Housewives of Atlanta star doesn’t plan to stick around to watch Apollo Nida go through another stint in jail. Nida did five years for racketeering from 2004 to 2009, and soon after he was released, he wed Parks in November 2009. From there, they had little Ayden, 3, and baby Dylan, 1, and all seemed good. But then their communication issues started popping up on the show (remember when he left her sitting outside of their hotel room in Mexico after she caught him and Kenya being Chatty Cathys?), he was having inappropriate interactions with Kenya Moore, and of course, he got involved in more illegal schemes that would come back to haunt him.
Now a source says that Parks “wants to leave him” and has wanted to for a while.
“If they never started a family, she would have filed for divorce long ago. But this is going to push Phaedra to act quickly.”
The source says that she wanted to make her family work for her sons, but she can’t deal with Nida’s never-ending legal issues.
If Phaedra does head for the exit, this wouldn’t be a major shocker. For one, she wasn’t present at Nida’s sentencing, and we really haven’t seen the couple together (as in the same room) since Nida was telling Kenya Moore to get ready to put money on his “books” if he was sentenced to do more jail time at the RHOA reunion months ago.
After the sentencing, Kandi Burruss said that her friend was distracting herself with work:
“Phaedra’s doing great. She’s basically working. That’s how I deal with things too; when I have a lot going on, I just put more into work.
I know that she’s promoting her book and doing the book tour and stuff like that and she’s not really trying to focus as much on what’s happening.”
Nida posted a cryptic message days after his sentencing, asking “Who will ride with me??” And even though Parks said she would stand by him until his trial had concluded, it’s unclear what her next move will be. But someone who thinks she should stay is Gayla St. Julien, Nida’s alleged co-conspirator who is serving time for her role in all that bank fraud. In an interview with us from behind bars, she said that if Parks knowingly benefited in any way from the money Nida made illegally, she shouldn’t abandon him now:
“There were benefits that had been reaped and so if you go into a marriage and you know what a person is involved in, and you say ‘Okay, I can deal with it,’ and you take the diamonds, you take the trips, you take the bikes, you take the whatevers–then you take the time too.”
But we’ll have to wait and see what happens…
“I Thought That Was Ving Rhames”: Porsha Williams Throws Some Mean Shade At Wendy Williams On “Dish Nation”
Porsha Williams isn’t a big fan of Wendy Williams. And it all dates back to a time when she was a guest on Wendy’s show and was told to her face that she was living “less than smart.” It’s not the first time someone has said something like this about the RHOA star (and after that Underground Railroad mess, a lot of people were publicly questioning her intelligence), but Williams joked about Porsha not being so smart to her audience even when she wasn’t a guest, and they took it upon themselves to call her “stupid.” Feeling disrespected, Porsha told V-103 what she really thought of Wendy Williams earlier this year:
“Like every time I see her say something about me, I’m disappointed in her. She’s calling me ‘less than smart’, she’s less than a woman. You shouldn’t do that. I’ve been through a very traumatic situation that hurt me, all I’m trying to do is stand and be strong and possibly inspire somebody else and all she does is knock me down. But this is the same woman who said that I should’ve had a baby by my ex to get cash. Really? Never. Never stoop that low. So for me, I have no thoughts on Wendy, at all. You know what, for her to have that type of platform she has, she should use it better than she does. I’m disappointed in her. I’m not even going to really insult her and go too low, I’m just disappointed in a woman like her to do what she does every single day…”
Now Porsha has her own platform through her gig on The Rickey Smiley Morning Show and Dish Nation. And when the topic of Wendy Williams was brought up, she took her own shots at the talk show host.
During a segment by Gary called “Bikini Watch,” the radio hosts all lauded the swimsuits (aka, the butts) of famous folks. The women brought up included Rihanna, Jessica Alba and reality star, Brandi Glanville. But when a recent photo of Wendy Williams in a bikini was brought up, they didn’t have much to say:
Gary With Da Tea: “And finally we have the wonderful, the beautiful and the talented, Ms. Wendy Williams. Ooooh, what the hell Wendy Williams got on?”
Porsha Williams: “Oh my God…”
Rickey Smiley: “Not today.”
Headkrack: “I ain’t saying nothing…Ya’ll can have that.”
Gary: “Oh we love Wendy because we want to be on her show one day.”
Porsha: “Oh Please! No we don’t.”
Rickey: “Porsha, you and Wendy Williams got beef?”
Porsha: *Sips drink loudly*…”I thought that was Ving Rhames ya’ll said so why are we talking about Wendy?”
Co-hosts: “Oooooooooh! [laugh]“
Yep, she went there. Which is interesting considering that she’s used her spot on The Rickey Smiley Morning Show to take shots at a few folks she’s had issues with (Kenya Moore included), which isn’t too far off from what Wendy does. But hey, that’s just my opinion. But you tell us what you think. Check out that chat from the show below and share your thoughts.
“I’ve Learned A Lot From My Previous Mistakes”: Kenya Moore Says She’s Not Talking About Her Love Life Anymore
Since she was cast on Real Housewives of Atlanta, Kenya Moore’s personal life has pretty much been all out in the open for people to see and criticize. We watched her “relationship” with Walter Jackson fall apart during season five (and he would later say that it was all made for TV and not real), and when she made mention of an “African prince” who was out here buying her Bentleys, but never introduced him, she was clowned for it. And let’s not forget the time that she tried to post some photos with a mystery man on Instagram only to be dragged by folks who couldn’t help but notice that she never showed his face…
With all of those lessons learned the hard way, Moore tells The JasmineBrand that from now on, she’s not going to speak on who she’s involved with.
“You know, I’ve learned a lot from my previous mistakes and announcing who I’m dating. I would just rather people just think I’m not dating anybody then to put my relationship out there and people are in your business and it somehow affects your relationship and it really does. I’ve been very quiet for 20 years about who I’ve been dating and one year I made the mistake of presenting that person and it wasn’t good. So, I’m going back to not talking about it.”
Makes sense. Every mention of a new man in her life receives quite a bit of shade and side-eyes from people. But at the same time, as a reality star, you can’t really get mad about people being “in your business” when you put it out there (and especially when she’s in everyone else’s). But what do you think?
When it was first announced that Apollo Nida had been sentenced to eight years in prison, most folks knew that if no other RHoA cast member would offer comment on this matter, Kenya Moore would certainly have something to say. And like clockwork, Kenya offered a reaction to the sentencing via her Twitter page.
“You can’t kick someone while they are down even if they fell trying to trip you. Offer them a hand instead.”
“You don’t have to lie, cheat or steal to be relevant at the expense of others. The real losers are innocent children. May God bless them.”
While her reaction was pretty mild in comparison to previous comments that she has made in regard to Apollo’s inevitable prison stay, it still contained undeniable hints of “I told you so.” Now, she’s taking things a step further. On Twitter, the former pageant queen recently revealed to fans that she has plans to reach out to her archenemy and co-star, Phaedra Parks.
@MsNicoleBarrett yes I have to wish her well
— KENYA MOORE (@KenyaMoore) July 8, 2014
Kenya also brushed off questions about whether or not she would use Apollo’s sentencing to taunt Phaedra next season.
@reauxsocrazy come on that’s silly
— KENYA MOORE (@KenyaMoore) July 8, 2014
Considering that she reached out to Porsha after learning of her shocking divorce—despite their beef—it’s certainly not far fetched that she would reach out to Phaedra. But we’re not convinced that she won’t be using this situation to hit Phae Phae below the belt next season. Y’all remember how she did Porsha last season?
Follow Jazmine on Twitter @JazmineDenise
Being that Kenya and Apollo had such a tense relationship, marred by inappropriate flirting and then vicious shade throwing at the reunion, it’s no surprise that today, when news of Apollo’s 8 year prison sentence broke, that Kenya would have something to say about her former “Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast mate. She took to Twitter to express her feelings and sympathies, with just an ounce of “I told you so.”
You can’t kick someone while they are down even if they fell trying to trip you. Offer them a hand instead. #killthemwithkindness
— KENYA MOORE (@KenyaMoore) July 8, 2014
You don’t have to lie, cheat or steal to be relevant at the expense of others. The real losers are innocent children. May God bless them. — KENYA MOORE (@KenyaMoore) July 8, 2014
I’m never one to ride for Kenya and her antics, but I have to give this round to her. At the reunion when Apollo claimed that he made her and suggested that she put money on his books during his inevitable imprisonment, everyone turned their noses up in disgust. Where did this dude get off?! Sure the mess between the two of them was a big part of her storyline but trust and believe, Kenya has no problem finding numerous ways to create drama for herself, with or without Apollo. We’re sure she’ll be fine and continue to thrive in the messiness that is reality tv. And while people called it the shade of the century, I even felt a way when Phaedra came after her saying her future child could be fathered by a crazy murderer man who donated just so he could afford a pizza. Low blow. But seeing as how both Apollo and Kenya’s future criminal baby daddy might just run into each other in prison, Phaedra doesn’t have a whole lot of room to talk.
What do you think about Kenya’s response? Should have taken this opportunity to take an additional dig or was it well deserved after all Apollo and Phaedra had to say about her?
Hey, you awesome readers! I hope you’re ready for another “Where are they Now?” This time, we’re going back to the sweet-sweet days of the 90s with this gem: “Sparks.”
“Sparks” was about… the Sparks, a central California family with their own law firm, and the details from their daily lives as well. Though it was only on for two seasons, a lot of talent has come from this cast, so let’s see: Where are they now?