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There are lots of ways to respond to shade. You can get mad and mumble behind someone’s back, temporarily lose it and take them all the way to school, or try to be the better person and let it go. (And then get mad all over again at 3 a.m. when it’s too late to deliver the perfect comeback you just thought up).
But when you’re famous, a touch of amnesia can be the best way to rise above the drama. These celebrities heard some shady tea about themselves and said they can’t participate in the gossip for one simple reason: because they do not know who their hater is.
Is this a move you can’t wait to try the next time something shady comes right out of left field? Or is this a petty way to deal with peer conflict? As usual, let us know what you think or who you’ve given the “Who?” treatment in the comment section!
Would you have guessed these celebrity shoe sizes? Whether they’re a size 11 and proud or self-conscious enough to have a foot double, these are the celebrity women who’ve admitted to having big feet.
The eighth season of the Real Housewives Of Atlanta has been chock full of explosive scenes, plot twists, and a few interesting additions to the cast to say the least.
From Sheree questioning Tammy about her friendship with her ex-husband to Phadrea, Kandi, and Todd’s workout video woes to Cynthia and Peter’s rocky marriage to Kim Fields separation anxiety when it comes to her family, there’s been just as much drama as previous seasons.
However, things are just heating up this season with episode 11 just hours away from air time. Bravo just recently revealed a new midseason trailer for the reality show, where a number of crazy incidents occur.
To begin, NeNe Leakes returns to the cast after exiting stage left. “NeNe is always going to be around now — she ain’t never leaving,” Leakes says in the clip, which then draws a rift between Cynthia and Kenya’s new friendship they’ve nurtured throughout the season. And of course, Kenya stirs the pot once again, questioning the sexuality of one of the housewives husband’s. Yikes! Can you guess who?
Take a look at the trailer for yourself, and be sure to catch all the drama unfold on RHOA tonight (Sunday) at 8 p.m. on Bravo.
Yesterday, we reported about the side eye Whoopi Goldberg gave NeNe Leakes for saying the women of “The View” were being mean girls when she appeared on the show.
And after being asked her thoughts on the incident by an entertainment news reporter, Raven Symoné is stepping in to share her two cents.
She took a softer approach than Whoopi but cousin Raven’s had a bit more shade.
See what she had to say.
“I feel sad for her. She came to my house party. I don’t understand what happened. But that’s her right if she felt that way. Just like our opinion, that’s her opinion and uh sorry girl, my bad.”
She also spoke about the backlash she receives for many of her opinions both on “The View” and in different interviews.
“Well, you know I’m on a job where it’s about opinions and it’s about my opinion on certain things. And so everyone gets scrutinized for their opinion even though we live in America and we’re supposed to have free speech. You still get scrutinized, you still get penalized. And I think the best way that I can handle is to say my piece, stand behind my truth and move on myself. I don’t read comments when they’re negative and nasty. And if someone calls me and says ‘Look what’s going on, you should read it.’ I just say, ‘That’s your right to say that.’”However I wouldn’t do it as nasty as maybe some people would. But I tend to steer away from negative comments and continue to study and look at what’s going on in the world. Watch my CNN and my World Star Hip Hop and see what’s going on.”
You can watch the moment, dripping with shade, in the video below.
About a month ago, Nene Leakes visited the women of “The View” to discuss her upcoming role in the Broadway play Chicago. While she was there, she also felt like the women clowned her for not having any furniture in her house. In all actuality, they simply asked why it was missing. Anyway, Nene was upset and said that the women were behaving like mean girls. She spoke and tweeted about it o more than one occasion.
Anyway, during Whoopi’s recent appearance on “Watch What Happens Live,” a caller finally asked what happened and whether or not she understood Nene’s gripes.
Here’s how it all played out.
Caller: Why do you think Nene had such a bad time on “The View”? Do you think the other ladies were acting like mean girls?
Andy: Did you hear that?
Whoopi: No, no! You know what, I didn’t. Really, Nene?! Did somebody say something she didn’t like?
Andy: She felt like Raven was giving her the stink eye and with Joy…she was not feeling Joy.
Whoopi: You know what then come back another day and try again. I don’t know what to say.
You can watch the full discussion, complete with Whoopi’s visible annoyance, in the video below.
NeNe Leakes’ reality television days may be behind her, but wherever the glamazon finds herself, drama always seems to be lurking around the corner. Earlier this week, we told you that things went horribly left during the actress’ appearance on “The View” when the hosts began shading her for sharing photos of her unfurnished home (You can read all about that here).
The Broadway star was obviously offended, and she held nothing back while discussing the unpleasant experience with E! News. To put it simply, Leakes compared being invited on a talk show to being invited into someone’s home—and in both scenarios, she expects her hosts to be hospitable.
“If you invite me into your house, have some manners and treat me nice,” she told the outlet. “That’s all I’m saying. Again, people think sometimes that you are something that you’re not just by watching you on reality TV — and I get it. I understand that reality TV may make people think something of you that may not necessarily be true. So, sometimes when you enter a room people are thinking — or they already have their guard up — or their boxing gloves up — thinking you’re going to enter with an air or something.”
Regardless of whatever preconceived notions they had about her, Leakes shared that the panel was obnoxiously rude and that their behavior was unwarranted.
“I just felt those girls weren’t friendly,” she continued, “I saw the eye rolls. I felt the eye rolls. I was there. I don’t know how much was seen on camera, but all the eye rolls and the looking you up and down, that kind of thing. I just think it’s really unfair, and it’s so unnecessary.”
If there was ever an example of a person who can dish it but can’t take it, it’s Nene Leakes. Homegirl is sensitive. Today, she appeared on “The View” to discuss her new role in the Broadway play Chicago. But you can’t have Nene in the place without discussing “Real Housewives of Atlanta.”
Reality Tea reported that Nene said she might appear on the show from time to time because it was a great career move for her. And in true Real Housewives fashion, she flaunted a bit of her fortune by showing the ladies and the audience pictures of her new house.
But there was something missing…furniture.
And never ones to hold their tongues, Whoopi and then Joy Behar were quick to call her out on it.
Whoopi: But where is the furniture Nene? You’re there but where is the furniture?
Nene: They told me to…I didn’t want to show pictures of my furniture so we gave pictures to you guys when we first bought the house.
Joy: Why can’t we see the furniture?
Nene: Because honey, we have to have security measures. Rolls eyes
Joy: But you’re showing the house…
Nene: I showed the outside and I’m behind many gates, with security.
Joy: How would the furniture?..oh…well.. Waves hands.
You could tell it was a bit of a nice-nasty interaction. But in case there was any confusion about how Nene felt about the whole thing, she took to Twitter to explain.
“Just sat with a bunch of mean girls turning up their noses, looking u up & down as if u don’t belong! The HATE was so real & SAD”
Nene certainly has a personality for the stage with all of those dramatics. The tweet has since been deleted.
I like Nene, but let’s be real. When you’re showing pictures of your house on national television, you’re really not concerned about security measures, honey. People don’t have to see what you have inside of your house in order to want to break into it. It’s all quite comical, considering we were all up in through Nene and Greg’s house when they were on the show for all those years. Stop the games.
And if it were someone sitting in her position, trying to push that explanation, Leakes would have asked the same question. If memory serves, she’s had plenty to say about Chateau Sheree…or lack thereof. It’s literally the same thing, just varying degrees.
Just because someone doesn’t agree with you or some of your actions, it doesn’t make them mean.
What do you think about Nene’s appearance on “The View”? Do you think the women were mean to her or did they ask legitimate questions?
You can watch the tense interaction in the video on the next page.
Update- August 21, 2015:
Patrick Couderc, former managing director at Hervé Léger, has been terminated. Due to his salacious commentary in The Daily Mail, BCBG Max Azria Group decided to fire Couderc for not upholding company standards. They released a statement to E!News about their decision:
“The Herve Leger by Max Azria brand and its parent company, BCBGMAXAZRIA Group, are shocked and appalled by Patrick Couderc’s comments made in the Mail on Sunday. The statements made by Mr. Couderc are not a reflection of Herve Leger by Max Azria or MJH Fashion ideals or sentiments. The Herve Leger by Max Azria brand celebrates sensuality, glamour and femininity without discrimination. Please note, Patrick Couderc was an employee of MJH Fashion, an independent distributor of Herve Leger in London. He is no longer associated with the company.”
If Couderc, who is a proponent of class and tact, used some during his interview he wouldn’t need “bandages” to heal his wounded ego.
Original Report- August 17, 2015:
Over the years, the bandage dress, also known as the body-con dress, has become a fashion favorite among reality stars, celebrities and video vixens. The dress, first made by fashion house Herve Leger, notably became the first red carpet staple that allowed curves to be tastefully seen in all the right places. Unfortunately, Herve Leger’s UK Director Patrick Couderc rather not have the likes of Nene Leakes, Kim Kardashian or Blac Chyna wear the dress, anymore.
In an interview with Daily Mail, Couderc stated women with “voluptuous” figures, i.e. those with “very prominent hips” should avoid wearing the beloved bandage dress. If you’re lacking in the breast department, Couderc advises that the popular dress is not for you either. As if he didn’t do enough damage, Couderc continued to blaze through his interview with dangerous comments regarding women who are older and who don’t have a particular body shape — the shape his dresses were made for.
“You women have a lot of problems. You will lose the plot. You will come and you will put a dress on and you’ll be in front of the mirror, like, ‘Argh, I’m so fat.’
“Yes, you have a 12th of an inch around your stomach, it’s not really a disaster, and what you’re not noticing is that your cleavage is about two inches too low because you are 55 and it’s time that you should not display everything like you’re 23.”
Couderc also believes lesbians shouldn’t wear dresses if they’re “committed lesbians” — whatever that means. “If you’re a committed lesbian and you are wearing trousers all your life, you won’t want to buy a Leger dress. Lesbians would want to be rather butch and leisurely.”
Couderc ended the interview stating he believes there is a distinct difference between women who wear and don’t wear pantyhose: one works in a corporate workforce and the other shampoos hair at the salon. He also shared, he rather have women like Sex And City’s actress Kim Cattrall (Samatha) to wear his clothing, which is why he won’t send free dresses to celebrities who lack class.
When NeNe Leakes announced her departure from the Real Housewives of Atlanta many watchers were wondering how would the show stay afloat. Would the remaining ladies have enough spunk to keep the drama-filled reality show going? And who would be able to fill NeNe’s shoes as the housewife with the outspoken and “so nasty and so rude” demeanor, who was both entertaining and ready to serve shade at a moments notice.
Apparently Bravo believes Sheree Whitfield is the right woman for the job. According to TMZ, Whitfield has finalized her contract with the network to return and was even spotted filming an episode last night (Aug. 7).
Sheree is an ex-friend of Leakes, who was brought on the show by Leakes when she was seeking out friends to join her on the show’s pilot. Sheree amongst other friends of NeNe’s like Kim Zolciak fit the bill and were given peaches. A few seasons in and both Sheree and Kim fell out with NeNe and left the show.
In addition to Whitfield’s resurgence, ex-friend of NeNe, Marlo Hampton, makes a few appearances on the upcoming season.
Are you all excited to see what Sheree has been up to, or do you think Bravo is just trying to keep ratings up?
Could NeNe Leakes be the next Martha Stewart? She seems to thinks so. After her successful run with the cast of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” a Broadway hit in the musical “Cinderella” and a clothing line on HSN, Leakes is building her empire one move at a time.
Leakes is now getting into the lifestyle industry, set to design furniture and home accessories. The reality TV star came up with the idea while decorating and furnishing her recently purchased mansion in Georgia. In order to get the best furnishings for her new place, Leakes set out for High Point, NC known as a furniture design center.
“Having a furniture shopping day in North Carolina with buyer #stephaniejames @allenandjamesID. If you’re looking to shop for furniture in High Point North Carolina area, this is yo girl. She will show you the ins & outs of furniture buying. I am now ready to start my own furniture & lighting collection! Look out world!” Leakes captioned a photo posted to her site.
The business savvy Leakes is shopping her furniture line to merchandisers and has already received offers, according to TMZ. She has yet to choose a merchandiser, but HSN may be at the top of her list as the two have a successful partnership with Leakes’ clothing line.
Do you think NeNe Leakes could take on Martha Stewart? Would you be interested in seeing her designs.