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Y’all know how Kenya gets down. When she comes under attack, she always finds a way to deflect. And while some of her arguments might be legit, she always takes it a step further, with the insults.
Apparently, Kenya is still seeking vindication for Apollo lying on her. And instead of just directing her comments at the parties involved, Kenya went for her longtime nemesis NeNe Leakes. She was upset that when Apollo was lodging his accusations, her castmates believed him and subsequently questioned her character. She felt it was hypocritical, especially since she said NeNe blatantly flirted with Cynthia’s husband Peter.
In her blog on Bravo, Kenya talked about NeNe’s past missteps and her present hypocrisy.
I have been respectfully employed since the age of 14, managing to stay off a pole and out of jail. Therefore, for 20 plus years I have been around the block working. NeNe cannot say the same. I will no longer tolerate the thinly veiled insults aimed at my virtue as a woman. Several seasons ago, NeNe blatantly flirted with Peter and was greatly criticized. However, no one took her seriously because of the way she looks. Clearly, she’s not a threat to anyone’s marriage. Lucky for her.
Oh Kenya…so pretty and yet, so petty.
It’s so clear that she’ll do anything to keep up this ridiculous beef these two have going on with each other.
“Everything I Have Been Thru Has Brought Me To This Moment”: NeNe Leakes Emotional Making Broadway Debut
Last night, NeNe Leakes made her Broadway debut as the wicked stepmother (Madame) in Cinderella, alongside KeKe Palmer. After launching a very successful clothing collection on the Home Shopping Network, being the highest paid “Real Housewives” star in the franchise and getting to do big things in her acting career, having the chance to star on Broadway is the cherry on top for her. Leakes shared her feelings about all that she has been through to make her dreams come true. I can admit that I haven’t always been a NeNe Leakes fan, but I thought her message was a great one:
“My name is in lights on Broadway! What a dream come true. Everything I have been thru has brought me to this moment. Thanks to all of you who has supported me! This little black girl from Athens Ga, This teen girl who entered Morris Brown College, yea that 22 year old stripper, yup that single mom and yes she just added Broadway actress to her resume! DREAMS DO COME TRUE”
When the show was over, she shared her thoughts and spoke on how emotional she was to hear people cheering her on and calling her name at the end:
Waking up this morning in a daze like what just happened! I stood before a SOLD OUT Broadway theatre screaming my name! The overwhelming amount of love & support brought me to tears! I have so many people to Thank this morning. You might get tired of me today because I will be posting lots of pictures of last Nite. I can’t believe this. Like I really can’t believe this A photo posted by NeNe Leakes (@neneleakes) on
And her co-star, KeKe Palmer, lauded the reality star: “I am so proud of you @neneleakes!! You came prepared & your consistent hard work shined through. I am so very proud of you, & it will only get better & better, it was already so amazing at that!! Love always”
Check out more photos from Leakes’ big night below, including all the famous faces who came through to support her:
#cinderellabroadway A video posted by NeNe Leakes (@neneleakes) on
All my boo thangs showed up to celebrate me last nite! YASSS hunni A photo posted by NeNe Leakes (@neneleakes) on
My Housewives sorority sisters came out with their families to support @jillzaren @kristentaekman @kathywakile #cinderellabroadway A photo posted by NeNe Leakes (@neneleakes) on
Yesss for my boo @tytryone reppin the very rich bitch with dollar signs at #cinderellabroadway to support your girl last nite #teamfabulous A photo posted by NeNe Leakes (@neneleakes) on
My girlfriend @jenniferwilliams17 came out to support last nite #cinderellabroadway A photo posted by NeNe Leakes (@neneleakes) on
My girl @emilyb_ and her cutie pie daughter came out to support me last nite #cinderellabroadway A photo posted by NeNe Leakes (@neneleakes) on
“What Happened To Your Class?”: Fans Criticize The New, Feistier Cynthia As She Takes Beef With Porsha To Social Media
I think we can all agree that it was surprising to see Cynthia Bailey throw so much shade on last night’s episode of “Real Housewives of Atlanta.” After constantly being accused of being NeNe’s minion and even breaking down in tears when NeNe criticized her decision to let her daughter date so young last season, it was very interesting to watch her throw so many jabs since this new season has started. But the jabs continued once last night’s show ended, as both Cynthia and Porsha briefly had it out again on social media after their failure of a meeting on the show aired:
If you’ll recall, during her chat with NeNe earlier in the episode, Porsha said that Cynthia Bailey was out here trying to compete with the Instagram ‘THOTS’ with her new Ebony spread. Bailey didn’t appreciate that and put Porsha on blast by posting this to her Instagram page: “What are your THOTS??? Thanks @ebonymagazine for the beautiful spread”
Ironically, Bailey had a photo up on Instagram just a day ago that she took with Porsha, and things looked all good between them: “Me & @porsha4real#funtimes #rhoa”
Porsha went on to criticize her for flip flopping with that image:
And after Cynthia said on the show that Porsha was out here flip-flopping for bags and shoes from a married man (remember that old rumor?), Porsha also had this to say, calling out Peter:
And while we’re seeing a new Cynthia who isn’t taking sh*t from anybody anymore, fans and followers of the model and mom are torn on whether or not they’re feeling this side of her. Many commented on the picture she posted of herself and Porsha side-by-side and let her know that she’s better than what she’s currently showing people:
“This makes you look so stupid. Smh you have a business of young girls that look up to you that you mentor, dont damage your reputation by being childish and looking dumb!!”
“Yet you’re suppose[sic] to be the ‘classy’ one”
“What happened to your class? You’re letting these ppl make you look like a THOT in training”
“Stop it, u mentor young women, stop hanging with @thekenyamoore she’s bringing you down. Kenya is delusional, childish and desperate for attention, don’t become that person.”
“Don’t play into this it’s not worth it…you have a lovely daughter, beautiful face and personality, amazing body, #peterthomas your hubby, your fab mom and so many other things including a career spanning decades….don’t allow this show to change you or your brand.”
What do you think?
Apparently, Cynthia Bailey was displeased with ex-friend NeNe Leake’s “Watch What Happens Live” interview. In a recent Bravo blog, the former supermodel addressed the interview and slammed Leakes for her inability to get along with others and also, what she felt to be an unattractive wig.
“It’s the same ol’ two step,” Bailey wrote. “Embrace the people that are with you and try to destroy the people who are not. I have seen her (NeNe) do it to other ladies on the show (past and present), so although it was disappointing, it was not a big surprise when she did it to me. It’s no secret that NeNe has gotten into it or fallen out (at one time or the other) with mostly all the ladies
My thing is this — if I’m so irrelevant and you don’t want to be my storyline (or should I say me be yours), why spend so much energy talking about me? That energy could have been put to better use looking for a decent wig and a more flattering makeup direction.”
In case you missed it, Andy Cohen basically played a clip from the latest episode of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” where Cynthia was venting to Kenya about how much better her life is without NeNe and of course, NeNe took the bait.
I understand that the friction between Cynthia and NeNe probably makes for entertaining reality television, but it’s pretty sad to see the two of them resort to this. They may never reconcile, but I would hope that they could at least get to a point where they’re no longer throwing such nasty jabs at one another.
Detroit’s schools probably aren’t too pleased with NeNe Leakes. She recently went on Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live TV show and basically said the schools in Detroit could forget about a promised $20,000 donation from her.
During last season’s Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion show, NeNe challenged fellow castmate Kenya Moore to donate $20,000 to the charity of Moore’s choice.
Here’s how it went down. Leakes said to Moore: “Let’s put our differences aside for a day of charity. You pick the charity of your choice. I will donate $20,000 and you match me. You donate 20 along with me. How about that? 20K. You ready? Name the charity, and let’s go.”
Moore, who was born in the Motor City, picked Detroit Public Schools Foundation and later wrote the school system a check. Leakes then promised she’d match Moore’s donation. After Moore made her charity selection, Leakes again mentioned she’d do a donation match. “I will write a $20,000 check, and I’d like to see you match me. We’ll write it together.” Moore agreed.
But now Leakes is claiming she has no obligation to pay because the statute of limitations had run out on her promise. “Oh, really? She finally made a donation to Detroit. Well honey, didn’t the statute of limitation run out on that?,” Leakes said to Cohen on the show. “Well, it was a long time ago, so how ’bout that? The statue of limitations does run out on things. Just because she donate, I donate when I want to. I would want proof of that because she’s known to tell a few lies.”
The president of the school district is incredulous, telling TMZ there was no statute of limitations.
Rumor Fix‘s Real Mr. Housewife spoke exclusively to Kenya, who commented on Leakes’ latest announcement, “There was no deadline. This speaks to her character. She never intended to give $20,000 to any charity because she was likely trying to embarrass me rather than be kind and generous.”
Kenya continued, “She can contact Glenda Rice at the DPS foundation directly to confirm that I did give my donation. If she’s so rich, why is this even an issue?”
Cynthia Bailey is one happy wife.
In an interview with Essence magazine, the reality star says her marriage with Peter Thomas has improved tremendously. What’s the cause of this improvement? Well, according to the interview, ending her friendship with former best friend NeNe Leakes may have something to do with it.
I had put a lot of energy into my friendship with NeNe and I think what ended up happening for me—and I’m speaking for me on my side of the friendship—some of the energy that I was pouring into my friendship with her I should have been pouring into my marriage. Some friends are just needier than others, and I’m not trying to say anything bad about NeNe. I’m just saying I put a lot of energy into that relationship. And, I felt like once that relationship went away I had all this time to pour into my life and my husband and my kid.
Ouch. As for her current relationship with NeNe Leakes, she says,
Toward the beginning of this season I was very hurt by some of the things that happened toward the end of our friendship. Despite it all I’m still optimistic that we could at least just be cool, cordial, and still have fun together. Not be besties, but just have that respect for each other as women and just agree to just coexist.
Now that the season 7 of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” premiere is just around the corner, the guest appearances, sit-downs and interviews with the cast members have increased. It’s the reason “Access Hollywood” interviewed both Phaedra Parks and Kenya Moore within less than a week of each other.
At this point in the game, everyone knows that the ladies of Atlanta bring the drama.
And that was certainly the case when Kenya sat down to talk about the upcoming season of RHOA, her current relationship with NeNe Leakes and her upcoming appearances on “Celebrity Apprentice.”
See what she had to say.
On NeNe Leakes
“We have a love-hate relationship. I love her, she hates me.”
Billy Bush: Nene’s the Queen Bee, you don’t want NeNe against you.
“I think she was. I think that’s the problem. I think her time is passing and that’s an issue for her. Well, honey, it’s a new day.”
Kenya’s co-star on “Celebrity Apprentice” and fellow housewife, Brandi Glanville said that Kenya is pure evil. And as if that weren’t enough, she called her a narcissist and said the two might eventually come to blows. Although Kenya would probably “kick [her] ass for sure.”
When Billy quoted Brandi’s “evil” comment back to Kenya, this is what she had to say in response.
“I can’t do anything for Brandi. I don’t have penicillin and I’m not a psychiatrist. So I can’t help her. “
I generally find Kenya to be annoying as hell, but the girl stays with a zinger.
You can watch her full “Access Hollywood” interview, where Kenya talks about her legal action against Porsha and why this is her redemption season in the video below.
Nene Leakes On Claudia Replacing Porsha: “It Just Goes To Show As Long As You Act A Big Ol’ Fool, You’ll Get A Check”
Nene Leakes has never been one to hold her tongue and that’s why when she stopped by the office to tell us about the upcoming season of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” she got straight to the dirt on what it really takes to be a coveted Georgia peach.
When we asked Nene what she thinks about Porsha being demoted, the series original said that decision on Bravo’s part was rather unfortunate and the fact that Claudia was chosen to replace her “just goes to show as long as you act a big ol’ fool, you’ll get a check.” And then she threw more shade about the size of the check Claudia is getting for seemingly selling her soul, which in her words isn’t much. Whew chile! Watch and be entertained.
While other “Real Housewives” franchises go up and down in the ratings, “Real Housewives of Atlanta” is the most successful. And if you let the stars’ paychecks tell it, that has a lot to do with NeNe Leakes.
According to Radar Online, Leakes negotiated a hefty pay raise for the seventh season of the show, and will take home $1.5 million for her contributions to the drama.
A source told Radar that Leakes’ raise is deserved and she got it because she is undoubtedly the most “popular” wife of all the franchises, or at least the best known (she might have to fight with Bethenny Frankel for that title).
“Without NeNe, RHOA wouldn’t be the ratings blockbuster that it continues to be. While some of the other shows including RHONJ and RHONY have endured ratings slumps, Atlanta has never had to endure that.
NeNe made it known she would need a significant raise to do the upcoming season, and Bravo had no choice but to agree to it.”
This upgrade will make Leakes the highest paid reality star on Bravo, a channel known for mostly reality TV programming. She is the only cast member on the show who has been on since the very beginning (2008), and has used her success on the show to catapult her into TV work. That includes”Glee” and the now defunct “New Normal.” She’s also been able to have a successful fashion line with the Home Shopping Network, an upcoming role on Broadway in “Cinderella,” and there’s even talk that she might join E!’s “Fashion Police” in the wake of Joan Rivers’ death. However season seven goes for Leakes, she’s clearly already winning. As she put it on Twitter the other day:
“They have lied & conspired but they couldn’t triumph over me. God Favored me inspite of the enemies! I’m still here & still BLESSED! Yesss.”
We have barely scratched the surface when it comes to fall television shows and there have already been some changes. Sure our Thursday nights are dominated by Shonda Rhimes, Scandal and her new hit, How to Get Away with Murder, but will you dedicate your time to watching other stars? Here’s a cheat sheet on celebrities expected to make their debut on both the big and small screens–along with one or two getting their walking papers.