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NeNe Leakes: “The View” Hosts Need Lessons In Etiquette

November 20th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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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.”


Nene Leakes Shows New House On “The View,” Co-Hosts Ask “Where’s The Furniture?”

November 17th, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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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.

She tweeted:

“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] Herve Leger UK Director Fired For Comments Made Against Voluptuous Women

August 21st, 2015 - By Lauren R.D. Fox
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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.”

Well then.

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.

Sheree Whitfield Is Returning To ‘RHOA’ For Season 8?

August 9th, 2015 - By Ashley Monaé
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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?

July 27th, 2015 - By Chelcee Johns
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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.

15 Reasons Why We Will Miss NeNe Leakes On “Real Housewives Of Atlanta”

July 1st, 2015 - By Meg Butler
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For several seasons, Nene Leakes has been our favorite sassy southern belle on Real Housewives of Atlanta. We’re sad to see her go, so let’s take a moment to acknowledge why we will miss the “very rich” diva.

NeNe Leakes To Star In ABC Game Show, “To Tell The Truth”

July 1st, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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When NeNe Leakes announced that she was stepping down from her post as a full-time “Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast member, she teased that she has a major project in the works.

“I’m actually going to be doing a new primetime television show with a big legend,” she gushed. “All of my fans will get to see me be really happy, witty and funny and tell all of those one liners that I always have said on Housewives.”

As it turns out, the primetime program is actually a game show. According to TMZ, Leakes will be starring in ABC’s “To Tell The Truth” reboot alongside Betty White and Anthony Anderson, who will be the host.

The show will give three contestants the opportunity to convince Leakes, White, and a third panelist that they’re telling the truth about something. Two of the contestants are imposters, and one is being truthful. It’s up to the panelists to ask questions to determine which one is the real deal.

As previously reported, filming for the series begins this week.

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End Of An Era: NeNe Leakes Announces RHOA Departure

June 30th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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After seven years as a mainstay on “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” NeNe Leakes has decided to part ways with the Bravo franchise. Leakes emotionally delivered the shocking news on social media Monday evening.

“This is so hard for me to type! I cry as I do so! I am so Grateful for all the love and laughs! Thank you so much to everyone that has watched and supported me over the years on this amazing platform! With lots of thoughts and prayer I’ve decided to step out on faith and not fear,” she wrote on Instagram.

The network’s Vice President of Original Programming & Development Andy Cohen also took to social media to weigh in on Leakes’ departure.

According to the reality star and actress, the decision to leave the show after seven years was not an easy one.

“This was definitely a hard decision for me,” Leakes told People. “Me and my husband [Gregg Leakes] have been going back and forth on it for weeks now. But my contract is up and I just think this is the right time. This is my opportunity to spread my wings and do different things.”

As for what she’ll be doing with her time now that she’s done with the franchise, Leakes says that she’s preparing to star in a new primetime television show, which begins filming this week.

“I’m actually going to be doing a new primetime television show with a big legend,” she gushed. “All of my fans will get to see me be really happy, witty and funny and tell all of those one liners that I always have said on Housewives.”

Though she’s sad about leaving RHOA, she also expressed that she feels relieved.

“I feel a weight has been lifted off of my shoulders,” she said.

Leakes was the only remaining original Housewife.

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Will Nene Have A New Show With Kim Kardashian West?

May 5th, 2015 - By Lauren R.D. Fox
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We reported that RHOA veterans Nene Leakes and Kim Zolciak Biermann are teaming for a Fall season Bravo spin-off, Nene and Kim: Road To Riches. Although the two have had rifts in their friendship over the years, they have repaired it in order to create a “Thelma And Louise” type of show where viewers will see them drive across the country to Los Angeles from Atlanta.

After Nene returns from the road with Kim Zolciak, she will be collaborating with another Kim… last name Kardashian West. In an after show video from The Meredith Vieira Show, Nene revealed she signed a contract with Kardashian West for a project that will last over the next couple of years. Nene shared, “We have not released a statement yet, but we plan to in the next couple of weeks. It will be something very interesting!”

Although we’re not sure what the two reality television starlets have up their fashionable sleeves, we’re sure it’ll be good. Below is the complete video of  Nene explaining her new project with Kim Kardashian West and giving advice to women who want to launch their own businesses.

Would you be tuning in to watch Nene’s new show with Kim Kardashian West?

As Seen On TV: 15 of the Most Outlandish Reality TV Stars

April 30th, 2015 - By Rich
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If you didn’t know them before the small screen you certainly are well aware of who these Reality TV Stars are now! Their over -the-top personalities have certainly created some memorable TV moments. Take a gander!

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As Seen On TV: 15 of the Most Outlandish Reality TV Stars