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Well, it appears that there may be another major twist in the Phaedra Parks-Angela Stanton saga. In case you’ve been living under a rock and somehow missed it, Angela is a former acquiantance of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star who claims that she served major prison time after a fraud scam that allegedly involved Phaedra went awry. In 2012 Angela wrote a tell-all titled “Lies of a Real Housewife,” where she recounted the stories of her alleged dealings with Phaedra. Phaedra later sued her ex-friend in response to the allegations.
Fast forward to today, in a newly released sworn statement pertaining to the lawsuit, Angela’s ex-boyfriend, Justin Cody, suggests that the two women were more than just friends and alleged business partners.
“I actually thought that Angela and Phaedra had an … I thought they were together,” Justin said in the statement obtained by Radar Online.
Naturally, his statement prompted further questions.
“Like, as a girlfriend?” the attorney questioned.
“Girlfriend,” he responded.
According to Justin, Angela’s “closer than close” relationship with Phaedra is what contributed to their breakup.
“That was one of the reasons me and Angela broke up,” he continued. “Because they was like real close, like closer than close.”
When asked what led him to that conclusion, Justin responded:
“Phaedra’s birthday is in March or sometime early in the year,” said Justin. “And I remember one time Angela and Phaedra, they spent the night out during Phaedra’s birthday and Angela spent the night at her house and they went on all these parties and wild parties and she didn’t come home for like a couple of days.”
He adds that once he questioned Angela about the nature of her relationship with Phaedra, the two got into an argument, which was basically the beginning of the end of their relationship.
“I’m like, what y’all got going on? And so we got into an argument about that and about then it turned into an altercation and that was like one of our first breakups.”
“Her and Phaedra was so close that, you know, I actually thought they was together…” he explained. “They kiss each other and hug each other.”
The accusations seem pretty wild, especially since Angela has never made mention of carrying on a romantic relationship with Phaedra. But hey, you never know.
In this day and age where a celebrity’s every move can be well chronicled, somehow these celebrities managed to surprise us all by popping up pregnant out of nowhere. No announcement, no save the date, just them, the red carpet, and a baby bump.
Lil Kim reigned as the Queen Bee of rap in the late 90’s. Although her career took a nosedive following a jail stint for lying under oath, the diminutive star still managed to release new music. She may not be the hottest female rapper around anymore but the Brooklyn emcee will have a new title to her name. Lil Kim popped up at an event during New York Fashion Week earlier this month with a big bun in the oven. She’s a few months into the pregnancy and her boyfriend and daddy to be Mr. Papers revealed she is having a baby boy.
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Phaedra Parks, Tameka Raymond & LaTavia Roberson Get Real About Reality TV: ‘We’re Not Members of the SAG’
When it comes to reality TV, Atlanta is a gold mine. Just ask the folks over at Bravo. Upscale magazine recently chatted it up with one of the city’s major reality stars, Phaedra Parks, and two of the A’s upcoming realty TV personalities, Tameka Raymond (“Atlanta Exes”) and LaTavia Roberson (“R&B Divas: Atlanta”) for their March 2014 issue. During their chat, the ladies dished on the realities of reality TV. Check out their interview highlights below.
Tameka on signing on for “Atlanta Exes:”
“I’d previously received several offers to do a variety of different shows, but I’m all about timing.No matter what people have reasoned were the best things for me, I know myself better than anybody. I know my family and I know my needs. The timing wasn’t right. Now, it’s better. People have begun to focus more on me as an individual, a mother, a business woman and I think that this new exercise of introduction to the world is meant to happen right now.”
Tameka on being fearless:
“Let’s be clear, there’s not a lot that I’m actually “scared” of—that’s the Oakland in me.”
Phaedra on the financial realities of reality TV:
“We’re not members of SAG so it’s not like we’re getting benefits from replays. We’re talents that aren’t being considered as actors, so their getting talent for a nominal fee. They’ve found a way to make money and cut the cost on studios and productions so they’re making the largest profit with the least amount of residual.”
LaTavia on how people will receive her:
“There is nothing I can say about how people are going to perceive me. I have to stay true to myself. I know who I am, I love who I am. As far as the reality [television] part goes, I’m being myself; I really can’t change that… I’m not going to try to change that.”
Are you looking forward to LaTavia and Tameka making their reality TV debuts this fall?
The rumor mill has been buzzing ever since word got out that Apollo Nida spent Valentine’s Day in Colombia, South Carolina and away from his wife and mother of his two sons, “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Phaedra Parks. According to reports, not only did Apollo spend Valentine’s Day apart from his wife, but he was also spotted spending time with another woman the very same night.
Apollo recently responded to the rumors and he’s denying most of the story. He confirmed to TMZ that he was, in fact, in South Carolina on Valentine’s Day, but only because he was scheduled to host an event. As for the woman that several eyewitnesses say they spotted him with, he insists that it was totally platonic. He claims that the woman was just his friend’s sister who works as a bartender at The Palace 2, which is the club that he was paid to appear at that night.
He added that he is absolutely faithful and committed to his wife, Phaedra, so any rumors being spread about sex tapes, nude photos and pregnant mistresses are completely false. Though I’m sure his RHoA co-star Kenya Moore would probably disagree with those statements, since she has insinuated in the past that Apollo is a known adulterer around the Atlanta area.
“We all know his reputation around Atlanta,” the former pageant queen told Arsenio Hall last month. “He likes his extracurricular activities.”
Since there’s no actual proof of this, it’s all hearsay. So, I guess that’s that—for now at least.
It appears that Apollo Nida’s defense team is looking to buy time in his bank fraud trial and it looks like their attempts have been successful thus far. Earlier this month, lawyers on behalf of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star requested for “an extension of time up to and including March 25, 2014,” explaining that the extension “will allow the parties sufficient time to discuss a potential resolution of this case.” It would also help the defense to further review the case and decide whether or not it’s best for Apollo to stand trial or accept some sort of plea deal.
Apparently their wish for an extension has been granted. According to RadarOnline, a judge approved their motion on Feb. 14.
“The Court finds that the ends of justice served by granting the motion to continue outweighs the public’s and defendant’s interest in a speedy trial,” court documents read. “Specifically, this delay will allow the parties time necessary to discuss a resolution of the allegations.”
The trial is set to continue March 25, 2014. If he goes to trial and is convicted, Apollo faces several years in prison. There’s no telling how this situation will play out, but things are looking pretty bad on Apollo’s part. As with anything else, we will continue to keep you posted as this story develops.
‘You Will Always Win Telling The Truth:’ Kenya Moore Talks Apollo Arrest Shade And Who She Blames For The RHOA Brawl
When news first broke that “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Apollo Nida was arrested on bank fraud and identity theft charges, one of the first cast members to comment on the allegations was friend-turned-foe Kenya Moore, who pretty much expressed that she knew it would only be a matter of time before Apollo and his wife, Phaedra, were exposed as the insincere people that they really are.
“Losers never win,” the former pageant queen tweeted. “I have always seen through people and I was the first to tell you last season about these people and who they really are #dirty.”
“I said it all on @ArsenioHall,” she added. “#youcantbethatdumb #inonit #angelastanton #neverlieonmeagain #evil #fake #whoscrazynow.”
Earlier today Kenya appeared on NBC’s “New York Live” with Jacque Reid and Sara Gore where she discussed her comments and the infamous RHOA brawl that aired last night. Check out her interview highlights below.
On the comments she made after Apollo’s recent arrest:
“Apollo and I have had our differences and Phaedra, but primarily because they have put out a lot of lies about me propositioning them. Just really trying to hurt me and who I am in the real world and not in our little prism of a show. I think it was just disgusting behavior. Let’s tell the truth, you will always win telling the truth. But when you go after someone to try to drag them through the mud and defame them, slander me time and time again with bold face lies, that’s a problem.”
On who she blames for the RHOA brawl:
“I don’t like to say that just this person is solely responsible. I feel like she [NeNe] set the tone [for the fight]. As soon as I walked into the door. I feel like it was almost a set-up. It was supposed to be pillow talk but then you ask certain questions when you know there’s going to be some tension. And then you keep pressing the issue hoping for a different reaction and that’s exactly what happened.
On being embarrassed by the fight:
“I was just really disappointed by the entire thing. It’s not our brand. I’m embarrassed for everyone and I’m a part of that show so I have to be embarrassed for it. I don’t condone violence and just even more shocking is the responses to it, which to me is more damaging than what actually happened.
On her assistant Brandon being injured in the fight:
“He definitely had some injuries and it was a hard time for him. I felt even more responsible because I brought him in that situation. He was only doing the right thing, which is what any man would do, which is defend a woman. The man that was there, who was a guest of ours, Christopher Williams, grabbed my arm aggressively and he has a not-so-nice reputation when it comes to women. I definitely felt that I was in some kind of danger.”
On if she was injured during the fight:
“My heart is hurt because of what happened.”
Did you see the rest of that fight last night. What did you think of it all?
The ups and downs in the relationships of the women featured on Bravo’s hit reality show Real Housewives of Atlanta instantly become news headlines and social media debates among cast members and fans. We always get to hear what the women have to say, but what about the fellas?
The men on the show, Gregg Leakes who’s recently married NeNe Leakes a second time, Apollo Nida, husband to entertainment lawyer and entrepreneur Phaedra Parks and Peter Thomas who’s married to model and mogul Cynthia Bailey, recently stopped by our offices for a little face time and we couldn’t wait to dig deep with them. We asked about their marriages and what it’s really like having your love spats put on display for the entire world to see.
Read what “The Real Husbands of Atlanta” had to share on Essence.com
‘I Picked Mine Up There:’ Gregg Leakes Dishes On Meeting Wife, NeNe, During Her Days As An Exotic Dancer
After a few of the Atlanta housewives and their hubbys took a group trip to the strip club last season, it became pretty obvious this particular group of men spend quite a bit of time at exotic dance clubs. So during their recent appearance on “The Bethenny Show,” Bethenny pried a little and questioned whether or not they believe strip clubs are a form of cheating.
“No,” Peter, Apollo and Gregg answered unison.
“Absolutely not,” Peter added. “That’s like our office,” he continued. “Guys go and meet at strip clubs. We’re not there to pick up the girls. It’s just that that’s the environment that we want to be in.”
Speaking of strip clubs, RHOA star NeNe Leakes has never been shy about revealing that she worked as a stripper in the past. And apparently, her hubby, Gregg, has no issues with admitting that’s where he picked her up, either.
“I picked mine up,” Gregg said raising his hand. “She used to work there [at the strip club] and when I went there and I saw her… That’s not where I met her. She invited me to her job and I graciously accepted.”
Phaedra, who was a part of the live audience for that particular episode also chimed in on the strip club discussion.
“Anyone who knows me knows that I represent some of the hottest adult entertainers in Atlanta and have been for almost 20 years now,” said Phaedra. “I have no problems with [my husband frequenting the strip club]. I frequent them myself to visit my clients as well. It’s not considered sleazy in Atlanta to go to a strip club because it’s probably 50/50 men and women there at all times as patrons.”
Though the fellas spoke freely about their strip club excursions, they say that going in the boom-boom rooms with a dancer is absolutely off limits.
“You can’t go to the boom-boom room,” Gregg said as the rest of the men nodded in agreement.
Watch their interview on the next page. Do you think it’s inappropriate for a married man to go to the strip club?
Considering the severity of the charges being brought against “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Apollo Nida and the lengthy prison stint that he could possibly be forced to serve if found guilty, it’s not really all that surprising that rumors regarding his wife, Phaedra Parks, wanting to jump ship are already circulating. Though he has yet to comment on the charges being brought against him, he was quick to nip those divorce rumors in the bud.
It all started when women’s lifestyle site Sister 2 Sister tweeted an article, while questioning whether or not Phaedra and Apollo had already separated.
Well, that I guess that settles it, for now anyway. In many marriage ceremonies couples vow to stick with one another for better or worse. If this isn’t worse, we’re not sure what is.
Well, it looks like Kenya Moore wasn’t the only one hollering, “I told you so,” when news broke that “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Apollo Nida has been arrested yet again. Angela Stanton, who wrote a 2012 tell-all about Phaedra Parks and her alleged criminal dealings, has also responded to news of Apollo’s arrest.
“In 2012, I released my personal memoir, ‘Lies of a Real Housewife: Tell the Truth and Shame the Devil,’” Angela said in a personal statement. “In the book, I detailed the struggles I faced as a young woman drawn to the temptations of crime and the false glamour it affords. I alone am responsible for the mistakes I made as a young woman. Yet, I have felt a certain sense of anger toward the people who used me during that period of my life. Certain individuals found me at a time when I was vulnerable and searching for friendship, and used those traits to lure me into doing their bidding.”
Angela went on to say that she can relate to the woman being implicated as Apollo’s accomplice.
“I read with sadness the news that Phaedra Parks’ husband, Apollo Nida, was arrested for alleged schemes that are remarkably similar to those that lured me years ago. I was troubled to learn that the alleged crimes involved the use of a vulnerable woman to carry out the schemes. The story is all too familiar to me. I sincerely hope that Ms. Parks has not been part of his alleged crimes. I hope that she, like I, learned from her mistakes.”
She also addressed the $30 million lawsuit that Phaedra filed against her in response to her tell-all.
“Although tragic, the news of Apollo’s arrest has been vindicating for me. Since I published my book, Phaedra Parks has used her wealth and influence in an attempt to silence me. She filed lawsuits against my publisher, and threatened them with years of expensive litigation if they did not cease publication of my book. As a result, I lost nearly all the royalties I was owed. Ms. Parks used her influence in the media to discredit my story and smear my name, casting me as a delusional liar on the pages of popular blogs. After going to prison and losing everything, my story was all I had left, and she took that from me.”
Speaking of Apollo’s recent arrest, Radar Online recently published extensive details regarding the terms of the reality star’s bail release and boy, are they strict. For starters, he is being required to regularly report to his probation officer, turn over his passport, refrain from drinking alcohol and surrender all firearms. As if all of that isn’t enough, Apollo is only allowed to leave the Atlanta area if officials approve of his travels in advance. He must also appoint a supervisor to accompany him on those trips. Oh yeah, he has been ordered to actively seek employment—appearing on RHOA doesn’t count. Court documents also warn that violation of any of these terms “may result in the immediate issuance of a warrant for your arrest … and could result in a term of imprisonment, a fine, or both.”