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Personally, I think it’s sad to watch two former “friends,” two grown women, air out their middle school like beef for the media to run with. But since there’s not much else going on in the entertainment/pop culture world, I’ll just put this out there for you all to discuss…again.
Many of you cringed watching NeNe’s “Watch What Happens Live” interview with Andy Cohen. When she wasn’t looking irritated with the whole process, NeNe took time to drag former BFF and bridesmaid at her wedding Marlo Hampton, calling her man-ho. Real cute.
Well, you know Marlo wasn’t going to take that lying down. In an interview with Radar Online, Marlo said she found NeNe’s interview to be childish.
She told Radar, “How elementary is that name calling? She’s a grown, happily married woman. I’m completely appalled by her childish actions. Man-Ho? Really? That’s low.”
And while most of us can agree that that’s true, it didn’t stop Marlo from stooping to her level.
“If she’s going to be dirty about my looks, well, let’s talk about that nose job. Her nose job needs a nose job!”
But she didn’t stop there.
“She’s still under construction. That nose job is still not right. I’m not being mean. I’m just being honest.”
During her WWHL interview claimed the dissolution of their friendship really began because of the alleged drama that Marlo caused during her wedding.
Hampton says that’s not true and NeNe didn’t begin to distance herself from her until much later. In fact she said the star of the RHOA in vied her to hang out at least five times after the wedding and the two kept in contact via texts and phone calls.
“She’s just upset I filmed with Kenya Moore. At one point, NeNe thee-way called me with Cynthia Bailey. She was like, ‘I heard you’ve been taping with Kenya. I don’t like her and I want to know whose team you’re on.’ Well, I told her, I’m on Team Marlo, and you can’t tell me whom I can and can’t tape with.
And that’s when things went sour.
“When she heard that Kenya and I were at the Herve [Leger] fashion show in New York, NeNe went crazy! She called me yelling, ‘What are you with her for?! Get away from here. I don’t want you hanging with her.”
The two communicated one more time after that through a text message but there was no resolution. In fact, it went from bad to worse.
“We were both just like, ‘Don’t call me. You’re blocked!’”
Radar asked Marlo if she ever thought she and NeNe could be friends again, she said:
“it’s definitely possible. I just hope that NeNe finds God. I believe her fans deserve the truth and feel she needs to revisit the commandment, ‘Thou shall not lie.’ Oh, and I wish her nothing but the best in Hollywood.”
Oooo chile. When you bring the Lord and His commandments into your beef, you know it’s real.
It would seem that as an outsider looking in that NeNe has a lot of clout when it comes to RHOA and so Radar asked her if she was worried about losing her position on the show. Marlo insisted that NeNe had no power to kick her off and she told her fans, “Don’t worry. I’m not going anywhere.”
Wendy Williams Tells NeNe Not To Let DWTS Producers Paint Her As The “Angry Black Woman” On The Show
If you’ve been keeping up with Dancing With The Stars, I’m sure you know that last week, the dancing couples were flipped around. NeNe Leakes usually dances with pro Tony Dovolani as her partner, but was matched with Derek Hough just for the week. When Leakes reunited with Dovolani, there was some tension, even a little bit of jealousy in the air, and after too many awkward moments and comments, NeNe walked out of practice, claiming that Dovolani had a bad attitude she wasn’t trying to deal with.
“I’m dead a** serious, you have a damn attitude, and that s**t ain’t gon’ work…I don’t deserve an attitude. Here’s your mic, and goodbye.”
Well, you know Wendy Williams was watching this, and on her show on Tuesday, she told NeNe to be careful, because producers seem to be trying to make her out to be the ‘angry black woman’ on the show. Williams claims they did the same thing to her, even though she was only on the show for a minute, and was the second contestant voted off.
According to Rumor Fix, when Wendy was on the show, she told her audience that producers wanted her to say and do certain things she wasn’t comfortable with. She would tell them:
“Wait, this is not how I’m feeling today. I would not say that, I would tell the cameras, so I would say what I wanted to say. They were writing my script to be angry black woman.”
She said that at one point, she was so pissed that she wanted to talk to Dovolani, who was also her partner during her time on the show, in private, without microphones on to let him know how she felt about the producers’ requests.
“Tony, let me ask you something. Why are they scripting my supposed natural comments to the camera? And why is all my scripting coming off like I’m supposed to be ‘angry black woman’….that’s not me.”
Williams says they are doing exactly what they did to her to Leakes, and they even dressed the RHOA star in the same exact dress for promo photos as they did Williams. In the end, Williams warned Leakes, saying, “Nene, don’t let them do it to you!”
Watch NeNe’s little skirmish with her partner, Tony Dovolani, below and share your thoughts on it, as well as on Wendy’s comments. Are they making NeNe out to be a so-called ‘angry black woman’ on the show?
Peter Thomas And Cynthia Bailey Respond To NeNe’s Claims That Cynthia Isn’t Loyal And Brings Nothing To RHOA
If you watched Andy Cohen’s one-on-one with NeNe Leakes after the Real Housewives of Atlanta season finale on Sunday, you might have noticed that she threw a great deal of shade at just about everybody. That’s not surprising. But what was surprising was NeNe’s sudden disdain for former BFF Cynthia Bailey, calling her “weak” and disloyal for “aligning” herself with Kenya this season. She also claimed that Cynthia played the victim role in the media after the episode aired of NeNe saying that Peter was acting like a b***h, even though they had already squashed that drama. And she also threw a final dagger at Cynthia, saying she really doesn’t bring anything interesting to the show. Outside of that one-on-one, there are also rumors that NeNe is over her friendship with Cynthia because she is close with one of Gregg Leakes’ former flings, a stylist Cynthia hired to help her out. To put it all in layman’s terms, they just don’t get along anymore.
Well, Peter Thomas and Cynthia Bailey have responded to NeNe’s statements, doing so on Twitter. Peter says that Cynthia has been a good friend all along, and that the couple do bring something very interesting to the show–they show entrepreneurship. Ya’ll know Peter wasn’t going to let NeNe come for his chance to get a peach on the show and not say something about it…
“My wife and I have real business’s,that we build on the show,in the 4 season’s, some people don’t have that skill set.”
“Cynthia Bailey Thomas is the most LOYAL friend any one can ever have. #respect”
“I was a loyal friend to @NeNeLeakes. #truth”
And as someone who watched the show, she did always seem down for NeNe. But alas, some folks are only meant to be in your life for a short while, to teach you things, and teach you about yourself. Just say good riddance to the drama, Cynthia.
What do you think about NeNe’s statements and Cynthia and Peter’s responses?
There are quite a few rumors circulating about the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast, from reunion show brawls to cast members being fired. NeNe Leakes recently sat down with Essence to set the record straight on a lot of those rumors. Check out her interview highlights below.
On rumors that the cast threatened to quit if Porsha is fired:
“I don’t know where that came from. I’ve never said that. We don’t group up together to do much. You know all of us aren’t goosing up together to be going to bat for Porsha. We don’t collectively do anything. But I will say this, I don’t think that Porsha deserves to get fired based of the fight with Kenya. I do think she was on the chopping block before she got into the fight. Fighting Kenya did not help her case.”
On the reunion show fight:
“Oh, there was a fight. In my opinion, [Kenya] provoked her. She continuously put something in her face. Porsha was really upset by it. Working on a show like The Housewives… it can be very dramatic. It can be very negative. It’s hard being on a show where you work with a bunch of woman who are constantly belittling you and cutting you down. Kenya has called Porsha a lot of things. At the reunion she repeatedly Porsha is dumb, and, just all kinds of things that. She felt belittled and she really had enough.”
On rumors that she wants Kenya fired:
“I don’t like Kenya. TMZ or somebody caught me one night coming out of Mr. Chows and I said, just jokingly, they need to get Kenya off the show. But seriously, I understand the reality world. There has to be a cuckoo bird. That is the entertainment so as far as The Housewives is concerned, whether I’m on the show or off the show, I always will support the show. I wanna see the show do very well, and I think Kenya brings an element to the show and they should have. I think all of that makes for great television.”
While chatting with VH1 Big Morning Buzz Live host Nick Lachey, and sitting next to her Dancing With The Stars partner Tony Dovolani, NeNe Leakes chatted about a little bit of everything with the men, including the scuffle between Kenya Moore and Porsha Williams at the RHOA reunion taping. When asked what really happened, she said that a fight did happen, and stated that while some ‘reading’ and trash talk is okay, the ladies should never have ended up putting their hands on one another.
“Well, there was a physical confrontation that happened at the reunion. Listen, I don’t condone violence. I do condone a little reading and we can get in each other’s face and talk a little trash, but you need to keep your hands to yourself. But they actually touched each other. It actually got physical.”
When asked if the fight happened because the women were inebriated, NeNe laughed it off and said there actually wasn’t alcohol at the show. Instead, she says that one woman was provoked by another, and then things got ugly:
“No, we don’t have any drinks at our reunion show. They welcome a good argument, that’s always good television. But to touch each other is really crossing the line. But they did get in a physical altercation. I feel like one was provoked, the other one, knocked her out. Like, ‘provoke me, BOP!’”
NeNe also commented on Kenya Moore’s participation on Celebrity Apprentice upcoming season 14, saying that Donald will love her because she is a drama queen:
“I like Donald! He and I got along really really well…I think Kenya will bring a lot of drama and he loves a little drama. So I think she’ll bring a lot of drama to the show, so they’ll keep her around for the drama aspect. They have a lot of drama queens, honey.”
The other drama queens brought up for this new season of Celebrity Apprentice include RHOBH star Brandi Glanville (who Kenya Moore has issues with), Kate Gosselin, and Vivica A. Fox.
Check out Leakes’ full interview with Nick and her dancing partner Tony below and share your thoughts.
At this point we know that there was some sort of altercation that went down between Kenya Moore and Porsha Williams at the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” reunion show taping a couple of weeks ago. However, it’s unclear exactly how severe it was. Since the taping, rumors have been circulating that the “Flatline” singer is in danger of being fired from the show, as Bravo supposedly has some sort of nonviolence policy, which prohibits the ladies from physically attacking one another. Now sources close to production are claiming that the RHOA cast is taking a stand against Bravo executives to protect Porsha.
According to TMZ, the entire cast—with the exception of Kenya—have threatened to leave the show if Porsha is let go over the reunion show altercation. The insider claims that the grand plan was devised while most of the ladies were together this past weekend at Kandi’s wedding. It’s also reported that the ladies are completely fed up with Kenya’s over-the-top antics and her knack for stirring up drama on the set and that NeNe Leakes and Phaedra Parks are actually working to get Kenya fired.
Obviously this is all speculation and it hasn’t even really been confirmed whether or not Porsha’s job is actually in danger. But you know they say, where there’s smoke, there’s fire. So there’s definitely a chance that something is going on here. As always, we’ll keep you posted as this story develops.
Listen to footage of Kenya’s 911 call following the alleged assault below.
They say hindsight is 20/20 and looking back, Marlo Hampton says she made a mistake by acting shady to certain “Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast members (namely Kandi Burruss) due to her alliance with NeNe Leakes—despite being warned by Kandi that NeNe would eventually flip on her as well.
“In the beginning, when I came on the show she did warn me and then I came on being team Nene and throwing shade at the girls and listening to Nene,” Marlo explained during a recent chat with V-103.
Realizing she’d made a mistake, Marlo says she was woman enough to apologize to Kandi for her behavior.
“After me and Nene [fell out], I go to Kandi and I apologized, which, she told me from day one that she was going play me like chess. She was right. So I know she probably feels some kind of way.”
As for their relationship, Marlo says they’re on better terms, but she did not receive an invite to the former Xscape singer’s upcoming wedding.
“We cool now,” the fashionable reality star stated. “I wasn’t invited [to the wedding]. I would love to go though. Kandi, send me an invite, I wanna come seriously, you know I’ll bring a nice gift.”
Speaking of Nene, Marlo also believes that she helped teach the “Dancing with the Stars” contender how to dress.
“I mean I feel that I definitely did influence her fashion. I definitely know I told her about her first Birkin. She asked me what diamond studs were, I told her to get diamonds studs. Well, she didn’t know when I first met her, you know Nene always wear big earrings. One day when she saw me at taping she was like ‘What are those things?’ I was like ‘Uh, oh my god diamonds.’ Something you need to get, something a rich b*tch needs. I’m just saying. And she has them, they’re beautiful now, and I love her ring.”
Something tells me NeNe would beg to differ on that one.
Check out a clip from Marlo’s interview below. Thoughts?
By now we’ve heard from almost every Atlanta housewife about the Kenya/Porsha altercation. And now it’s NeNe’s turn. The RHOA star and “Dancing With The Stars” contestant was seen leaving Mr. Chow’s with Greg and she was clearly on one. So this was the perfect time for TMZ to ask her about the altercation during the reunion taping.
Here’s what NeNe had to say:
“Kenya’s stupid. She needs to fix her fake booty. They need to kick Kenya off with her dumb self. She (Porsha) shouldn’t get kicked off. What they need to do is kick Kenya’s fake booty off. Huuuhhh.”
“My husband doesn’t want me to school these girls… Hey Girls.”
Then switching gears, one paparazzi asked NeNe if she was going to take home the DWTS trophy. She said, honestly:
“I don’t know. You know what I do know, is I’m going to stick on for as long as I possibly can.”
And then they alley-ooped her the perfect opportunity to throw some shade at Wendy Williams. One man asked if she believed she’d last longer than Wendy did in the competition.
“Of course! Wendy has two left feet. I have a left and a right. That’s a problem when you have two left feet — you can’t dance on dance floors!”
Ha! NeNe is a hot mess but she stays coming with the punchlines. Check out the interview in the video below.
Last week, information about NeNe Leakes’ criminal past was leaked out, including various mug shots that the reality star probably didn’t want the world to see. And while she has talked about her struggles and getting involved with the wrong people as a young single mother in the past, she never spoke about the specifics, including being charged with three felonies for theft. As we previously told you:
Star magazine obtained documents from the Athens-Clarke County Superior Court which proved that Leakes was arrested and charged with three felonies and one misdemeanor in 1992. The charges were for “thefts of services” from the phone company. NeNe, Linnethia, was 25 at the time.
She came to a plea agreement and plead guilty to all four counts placing her on a two year probation. She was also ordered to pay $2,650 in fees.
But during the next two years, NeNe couldn’t keep her nose clean. She was arrested three more times for violating the terms of her probation.
Since this information was spread, Leakes hasn’t said anything, but just a couple days ago, she decided to address the dirt that has been dug up about her. For the most part, as of late, Leakes has been focused on going far on Dancing With The Stars, but she took a break from all that to share this brief message about her past and how she moved forward:
“22 yrs ago I was lost, scared, trapped & a single mom! I care enough abt myself 2 change my life & u can 2! Wit God, anything is possible”
Much respect to Leakes for changing herself for the better. We’ve all got a few bony skeletons, right?
“I Didn’t Mean You Were A B***h, I Meant You Were Acting Like A B***h”: Cynthia & Peter Confront NeNe; RHOA Ep. 20
After last week’s drama, this week’s episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta saw the trip to Mexico come to an end (thank goodness!) and we got to see how folks dealt with the aftermath of NeNe’s mouth, and also how the cast got back into the swing of things in Atlanta. Porsha showed her diva side in dealing with Kandi and her play, “A Mother’s Love,” and Cynthia fumed at the fact that one of her best friends would disrespect her man the way they did. Another week, a lot of drama. Check out how things went down in episode 20.