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Here’s round two of the baby birth news for today. US Weekly just learned that “Real Housewives of Atlanta’s” Phaedra Parks and Apollo Nida just dropped their bun in the oven! A source told the mag that Phaedra gave birth to the couple’s second son today in Atlanta and ”Mom and baby are doing great.”
Thank God all that drama on the three RHOA reunions didn’t affect Phaedra and Apollo’s little bundle! Though there aren’t any details on the name or the baby’s weight, we’re sure he’s a cutie just like the couple’s 2-year-old son Ayden, and we can only imagine how the southern belle will spoil the new prince in the house. Remember Ayden’s first birthday party?
Surprisingly, the reality TV couple hasn’t spilled the beans on Twitter yet, but it looks like the little one came just in time. Less than a day ago, Phaedra sent out this tweet which likely helped the pair welcome their new pride and joy into the world safely today.
— Phaedra Parks, Esq.(@PhaedraParks) May 8, 2013
Peter Thomas has not been known to keep his opinions to himself. So why would he hold his tongue after Kenya Moore’s written lashing?
The reality co-star responded to Kenya’s rant about how the men of “RHOA” need to step their game up and act like men.
Kenya took offense with Peter’s aggressive verbal exchange with her in defense of Walter Jackson, Kenya’s ex. Walter wasn’t invited to the reunion show, and Peter decided to take up for his new friend, challenging Kenya on nearly every comment she made about him.
Read more at EurWeb.com
Jay Z is busy making headlines for his transition from rapper to sports manager. And he’s not the only one making career decisions that make folks scratch their heads. These celebrities are making hard lefts and abandoning their god given talent for…other things.
Does singing love songs in the 90s make you qualified to give love advice in 2013? Apparently Keith thinks so. The R&B crooner is launching a new dating website called True Love Meets. Apparently it has the real answer to the question “who can love you like me?”
“You’re Not Supposed To Be Skinny And Pregnant”: Are People Too Hard On Mothers-To-Be? Phaedra Parks Thinks So
If watching Kim Kardashian get called a whale on the cover of tabloids over the past few months, and watching everyone’s jaw drop at the pregnancy weight Jessica Simpson has gained with her first child and now her second, it’s clear that people no longer like to let pregnant people just be pregnant. Especially when they’re in the public eye. Let some cellulite come into view, have your breast grow a bit larger than expected, or your legs end up getting a little bigger, and people act like you’re just letting yourself go on purpose. As a mother-to-be to a second child, a little brother to son Ayden, Phaedra Parks has noticed this trend and it’s clear that she’s quite tired of it. In an interview with The Rickey Smiley Morning Show, when one of the personalities on the show said Phaedra looked good pregnant, but Kim Kardashian does NOT and that her weight gain was going to push Kanye away, she reminded the world that, “You’re NOT supposed to be skinny and pregnant,” so folks need to give women like her and Kim a break.
“I’m thin and pregnant. I’m a regular-sized woman. I’m all-natural. All this, God gave me, I grew it. And I mean, everybody’s not made to be skinny, everybody’s not made to be fat. So you gotta be happy [with] the skin you’re in. I’m advertising what’s real.”
“When women are pregnant, they are going through a whole transition. I’m growing a baby…People are too hard on pregnant women. Obviously you don’t want to gain a lot of weight but at the end of the day, some people do. It just happens. You’re not supposed to be skinny and pregnant.”
And on a side-note, Parks also opened up about Kenya More saying Phaedra was too big around the time she filmed her “Donkey Booty” tape for people to take it seriously. Parks revealed that she was actually three months pregnant when she put it together, but just hadn’t revealed that information to the world on the show. So boo to Ms. Moore…
Listen to the audio of her full interview over at The Rickey Smiley Morning Show website.
Kenya Moore Denies Homewrecker Allegations, Says Phaedra ‘Coached’ Apollo To Suggest She Came Onto Him
One major highlight from Bravo’s Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion special was when Kenya Moore and Apollo Nilda began hurling accusations at one another about inappropriate and suggestive behavior. It all started after the husbands joined the ladies on the stage and Andy questioned Apollo about his feelings towards Kenya considering the drama that popped between her and his wife. Apollo expressed that professionally, he didn’t really care much for Kenya, which is where things got interesting. The former Miss U.S.A hastily injected, implying that Apollo was in hot pursuit of her.
“Maybe you should stop texting me then,” she replied, shocking her co-stars and the audience.
All hell broke loose following her statement. Apollo accused the actress of trying to get with him since the group’s Anguilla trip and even went on to say that she’s been offering to perform sexual favors better than his wife ever could. Moore of course denied these accusations and she still continues to maintain her innocence. In a recent Bravo TV blog titled “Addressing the Apollo Rumors,” she even insists that Phaedra “coached” Apollo on accusing her of coming onto him. An excerpt from her post reads:
“Apollo and I had initially communicated via group text and emails when collaborating on the workout video. We were amiable to one another even after the deal fell through and remained cordial. Despite his desperate outburst, neither of us acted inappropriately.”
“It was just as shocking for me to hear him make accusations that I, in effect, propositioned him. So shocking that I had to laugh at just how contrived and rehearsed it was. Beyond a shadow of a doubt, I’m certain Apollo was coached by Phaedra.”
“I feel sorry that Apollo’s wife is so sadistic that she will do anything to malign, embarrass, disenfranchise, and slander me because I beat her at her own game.”
There’s just one issue with Kenya’s story. If Bravo aired the conversation in the same order that it occurred, Kenya is actually the one who initiated the conversation about texting. Now unless Phaedra has mastered the art of mind control, Kenya may be going a little overboard with the accusations and giving Phaedra a little too much credit. Did Phaedra also “coach” Kenya on how to interrupt Apollo as he was speaking to say “stop texting me?” Ms. Parks is good, but I doubt she’s that good.
What do you think of Kenya’s post?
Towards the conclusion of part three of Real Housewives of Atlanta’s reunion show, NeNe told Andy Cohen that she would be speaking to him about which Atlanta housewife should be fired and replaced by someone new. Many guessed that she was referring to the very pregnant Phaedra Parks, as she appears to be the one who NeNe has the most issues with. During a recent episode of The Wendy Show, Wendy expressed that she too believed that NeNe was referring to Phaedra and that she couldn’t agree more that it’s time for Phaedra to hit the road. Professor Wendy also graded all of the housewives on how they were portrayed this season and when it came to Ms. Parks, the media maven served her with a big fat F.
“Phaedra, you started out as everything a lot of young girls want to be and that is a lawyer or at least someone who requires a lot of education. You went from being a smart lawyer who gave an ex-con a chance, which is forgiving and I gave you a plus for that. You’ve tumbled down into just being ratchet. Phaedra, I wonder if you’re the one NeNe was talking about when Andy asked last night if someone needs to go off of the show. Phaedra, it needs to be you.”
Of course Wendy being Wendy had plenty more shade to throw at Phaedra’s RHOA co-stars. She also accused Kandi of hiding something about her relationship with Todd and called her spin-off show “unnecessary.”
“Kandi, I give you an A for that hair. But for this season overall, I must say that there is something sketchy about that relationship with Todd. There’s something about you and Todd that I’m looking at with the squinty eyes. And there’s something about you on the show overall. I’m thinking that you’re holding back because you’ve got that spin-off show, which is very unnecessary. Kandi, you get a C, sorry.”
Turn the page to see footage of Wendy serving up shade. Do you think Bravo needs to get rid of Phaedra as a housewife?
Alleged Former Friend Of Phaedra Parks Accuses Her Of Being A Criminal And A Con Artist Who Slept With Her Husband
A woman by the name of Jessica Voker, who claims that she’s a former friend and criminal accomplice to Real Housewives of Atlanta star, Phaedra Parks, has been spilling tea in the media lately, alleging that the attorney-turned-reality star has a criminal past so filthy it would make the most ruthless ex-cons blush. During an interview with Hip Hop Daily Press yesterday, Voker made claims that Phaedra has had her hand in a wide range criminal operations including prostitution and mortgage fraud.
On her relationship with Phaedra:
“Phaedra was my son’s godmother. My affiliation started with her back in 2000. I met her through my ex-husband at a huge carwash on Peachtree street. [Her southern belle act] is really cute, but it’s a lie. I started calling her ‘faker’ years ago. You know, just finding out that she was sleeping with my husband, all of the criminal activity that she was involved in, everything that she had me involved in and everything that she would allow herself to do. Now I do believe people can change. I’ve changed; however, she’s still a grimey person. She’s still conniving and sneaky.”
On Phaedra’s alleged criminal past:
“She has her hands in things that people wouldn’t believe that she’s a part of. To keep it real, I’m sure he [Apollo] is cleaner than her. This woman does mortgage fraud, prostitution, all types of things. He didn’t ever involve himself with anything like that…”
“I’m sure a lot of people will come out of the woodworks once my book comes out and I’m sure Fulton County would like to know some things as well.”
“When I met her she was on top of her gold J30 Infiniti, beat up, with makeup all in the car, dirty, in a short dress, clapping her a** in front of Too Short and my husband and several other people at a car wash at 3 o’clock in the morning.”
On claims that Phaedra slept with her ex-husband:
“I divorced him [my ex-husband]. He’s incarcerated. He’s supposed to get out of jail next year. She still takes his calls and has promised him all kinds of things when he gets out. She’s really grimey. She will be your best friend and then turn around be with your man and take everything from you. That’s who she is. She wants to hurt you. She’s very evil and vindictive.”
On Phaedra and Apollo’s marriage:
“She has a key to the door he wants in right now. I’m sure she has a lot of stuff on him and he has a lot of stuff on her. It’s not love there. You can see that it’s fake. It’s something there that I’m sure will come out eventually.”
While we certainly cannot confirm whether or not any of Jessica’s claims about Phaedra are true, we can say that her story sounds very similar to that of Angela Stanton, who penned a 2012 tell-all about her alleged experiences with Parks called Lies of a Real Housewife. As a disclaimer, we should note that Voker is in the process of penning a book about her life, which it appears will include information about her alleged nitty-gritty criminal dealings with Phaedra. So there may be a bit of motive there.
Turn the page to listen to Jessica’s full interview. What are your thoughts on all of this?
Kenya Moore is back on her high horse again with a mouthful of self-righteous commentary related to her “historic” Miss USA win in 1993. After going on and on for three paragraphs on her Bravo blog about why Porsha questioning her admiration for Vanessa Williams “is ignorant, irresponsible, and indicative of the lack of respect for my convictions, beliefs, and my own legacy as the second Black woman to be crowned Miss USA,” and how “My crowning is a part of history and is a part of my legacy — that can never be taken away from me as much as the haters try to hate,” it’s interesting that Kenya still never took the time to acknowledge the first black Miss USA.
If you watched the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” reunion Sunday night — or bothered to look up this fact on Wikipedia — you’d know Carole Gist was the first African American woman to win the title of Miss USA. Porsha busted out this little tidbit during part 1′s reunion and even mentioned Carole is from Detroit — like Kenya — making Miss Gone With the Wind Fabulous’s lack of acknowledgement all the more odd. Sidestepping the issue once again, as she did when these facts were brought out Sunday, Kenya simply wrote:
“When Miss Williams was crowned Miss America in 1983, she opened the door for Black women around the world to achieve immeasurable dreams the same way Hattie McDaniel did as the first Black woman to ever win an Academy Award. Although there have been others to achieve the pinnacle of achievement and honors in pageantry and in entertainment, the first from an overall platform or genre will always be the individual who made it possible for ALL others to come after…
“With that said, whom I admire and respect and hold in high esteem and for what reason is my exclusive right. I chose not to and won’t respond to ignorance and stupidity and to someone who is merely relevant for arguing and picking childish fights with me the entire season and has no accomplishments of their own.”
Sorry, still sounds a little suspect to me. How do you have more respect for someone in a different pageant from you altogether than a woman right from your own hometown who broke down the black ceiling specifically for you. Could she be mad she didn’t get that title first just three years prior?
Regardless of whatever covert shadiness is going on there, Kenya did take the time to right another wrong — you know telling Phaedra she’d be picking up her teeth off the floor, pregnant and all. Kenya apologized for her comment during the reunion, writing:
“I hate liars. We all saw Phaedra lie last season about the timing of her pregnancy, lie to Cynthia, etc. She never told the truth and will never tell the truth about her video sales. However, that didn’t warrant any threat toward a pregnant woman. I was keeping my composure but that was unacceptable. Having said that, whether you are #TeamStallion or team broke-down donkey, my fitness video sales have broken records and the video is and remains more successful than hers.”
OK so that was sort of an apology.
What do you think about Kenya’s blog?
Don’t the women of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” look so sweet and innocent and ladylike right here? Well let me tell you that did not last for long during part 1 of the reunion last night. Phaedra Parks called it early on in the night when she said everyone on the stage was a female, but not everyone was a lady. And it didn’t take long before nearly every single cast member proved that.
Most of the darts flew out of Kenya’s mouth as she and Porsha Stewart repeatedly went in on each other for issues stemming all the way back to the second episode of season 5. Porsha essentially said Kenya has been jealous of her from day one because she’s young, married, and beautiful and Kenya basically gave that sentiment a “hell no.” If Porsha watched the reunion, I know it had to hurt when a reader sent in a question telling her she better hope Kordell didn’t just choose her as a trophy wife or else he’d be leaving her by time she was 40. Unfortunately, that decision seems to have come even sooner.
Miss Gone With the Wind Fabulous directed her anger at Phaedra next and it didn’t take long before the battle of the booties turned into something much bigger. Initially, the ladies were going back and forth over the details of their falling out during initial production talks of Phaedra’s donkey booty DVD, then it turned into a competition of whose workout video has performed better since their releases, to all out below the belt daggers. Kenya told Phaedra she was too overweight to be doing a workout video in the first place and Phaedra retorted by calling Kenya a “silicone Barbie” and saying “You’ve got a fake boyfriend, a fake house–nothing’s original about you, darling!” Kenya has never been known to take one lying down, but she even surprised viewers when she told Phaedra if she didn’t stop lying on her, “you will be picking up your teeth off the floor, pregnant and all!”
Yes, she threatened an eight-months-pregnant woman on national TV.
We even got caught in the drama after we had to call Phaedra out just a little on Twitter for acting like “wearing pieces” from time to time, like the one she had on last night, wasn’t equivalent to wearing weave. Kenya retweeted our message and added in her own thoughts about her cast mate “Phae Phae”
— KENYA MOORE (@KenyaMoore) April 8, 2013
Still, no line was better delivered than when Kenya had to let the women know: “Don’t come for me unless I send for you.”
Check out the full video of part 1 of the reunion special if you didn’t catch it last night. What did you think?
you will be picking up your teeth off the floor, pregnant and all!”
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Early last month we told you about a rumored reality show to be added to the Bravo TV roster, starring Real Housewives of Atlanta‘s resident attorney, Phaedra Parks. Well, it appears that those rumors were true. Bravo TV recently announced that Ms. Parks will be joining the ranks of RHOA stars with spin-off shows, reports Wet Paint. Similar to Kandi Burruss’ The Kandi Factory, Phaedra’s show will not be based on her personal life, but will center around her profession.
As of right now, the show will be titled, Rich People’s Problems. The title is subject to change, but the storyline is likely to remain the same, which is said to revolve around Phaedra assisting the rich and famous in the settling of their legal woes. A quick rundown of the show found in a press release issued by Bravo reads:
“When the rich and famous of Atlanta have a dispute, they know that only one lawyer will deliver some cold, hard justice: Phaedra Parks of The Real Housewife of Atlanta. Whether it’s friends battling over an $8,000 loan or accusations of stolen Chanel handbags or confusion over a prenuptial agreement and whether it entitles you to two or three live-in staff members, the rich certainly have an odd sense of what qualifies as a problem in today’s world, and Phaedra will be there to help them sort it all out.”
It seems like an ideal spin-off for the mom-to-be, as she made it clear in a previous interview with Perez Hilton that she didn’t wish to do a spin-off show if it meant there would be more probing into her personal life. It appears that Rich People’s Problems is still in it’s developmental stages and no premiere date has been announced yet, but as always, we’ll be sure to keep you posted.
What do you think of the overall theme of Phaedra’s show? Is this something that you would watch or could you do without hearing a bunch of rich folks whining about their problems?