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“I Have Never Committed Any Crime”: Phaedra Parks On Angela Stanton’s Claims That She’s A Criminal Mastermind

April 12th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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We told you in the past about Angela Stanton. She is a former colleague of Phaedra Parks and Apollo Nida (I guess you could call her that), and she went to jail for fraud. She also claims that after her first stint in jail, she got involved in racketeering with Apollo and Phaedra, which is what Nida went to jail for, and served even more time for that. When she was released, seeing Parks shining on the show (and mad because she claims that Parks refused to represent her as her lawyer when she was facing jail), Stanton decided to write a tell-all book called Lies of a Real House Wife: Tell The Truth and Shame The Devil, which was to reveal that Parks was involved in just as much dirt as Stanton and Nida. But Parks has been proactive from the moment she heard about the book in an effort to shut all that down. She filed a massive $30 million defamation lawsuit, and Stanton, while commenting on Nida’s recent fraud arrest, said she lost her royalties and more because of the suit:

“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.”

Stanton has been the only one to speak on that lawsuit, but Phaedra Parks is now speaking up. According to Radar Online, on March 31, Parks filed an affidavit in Georgia as part of the suit in response to Stanton’s request for a summary judgment (Parks wants that judgment denied), stating that everything Stanton has said about her has been false.

Parks says that she never did any dirty deeds with Stanton, saying that she “has no knowledge of or connection with any ‘bank fraud scheme” and “was never involved in any criminal enterprise with [Stanton].”

Parks says that as Stanton wrote her book and made the damning allegations about her, Stanton knew she was out here telling lies, saying: “the allegations made by the Defendant in her Book and referenced in the Plaintiff’s Complaint are false” and Stanton “knew the statements she made about the plaintiff were false when she made them.”

And the most important statements came when Parks let it be known that she’s never been in trouble with the law and never has and never will be involved in any crimes:

“I have never been arrested for a crime or charged with any crime. I have never been questioned by any law enforcement agency about any possible involvement in a crime. I have never been involved in any criminal schemes with Defendant Stanton or anyone else. I have never committed any crime other than routine traffic violations.”

But just a  couple of months ago, Stanton talked to the Daily Mail and stood by her statements on Parks:

“I have admitted I did wrong. I served my time and even gave birth to a daughter while I was chained to a prison bed. I am not trying to make out I am something I am not.  I just want the truth to get out there so people can see Parks for what she really is.”

There you have it. Parks has defended herself in the court documents (which you can see via Radar) and says she’s clean. But who do you think is lying in this?

Did The RHOA Cast Threaten To Quit If Porsha Is Fired?

April 8th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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RHOA cast reportedly threatening to quit if Porsha is fired behind Kenya Moore reunion show brawl.

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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.

‘It’s 2014 And They’re Still Trying To Run That Storyline:’ Phaedra Says She’s Over Textgate

April 4th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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"Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Phaedra Parks is no longer concerned about textgate.

Things have been pretty crazy since it was revealed on last season’s reunion special that “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Kenya Moore and a very married Apollo Nida were exchanging inappropriate text messages behind his wife’s back. However, Phaedra feels that with the current season coming to a close, folks should probably give the whole textgate scandal a rest—especially considering that she says it happened nearly two years ago!

“It obviously is a television show, so it’s for entertainment and you don’t always get to see the full gamut of what truly goes on,” the “Secrets of the Southern Belle” author explained during an appearance on “Good Day Atlanta”. “Textgate happened in 2012. It’s 2014 and they are still trying to run that storyline.”

The mother of two, who seems to generally manage to stay calm, cool and collected, also hinted that Bravo producers continue to revisit the scandal because fellow RHoA star Kenya Moore doesn’t have much else going on in her life.

“Some of us on the show don’t have a lot going on outside of the show. Fortunately, I have several jobs, many careers and many degrees. So unlike some of the other ladies, my life is very full. So I don’t have to talk about something from two years ago constantly and obsess with foolery because I actually have things that I have going on.”

The reality star also discussed her etiquette book “Secrets of the Southern Belle” and what inspired her to write it.

“I think being a lady is definitely a lost art. But of course, being on my show, we see very bad behavior. With social media, all of the Twitter trolls and just people being mean, it seems more fashionable for ladies to be mean more so than nice. So I just thought it was refreshing to talk about being a lady and going back to some of the core values we used to really admire.”

Watch Phaedra’s full interview on the next page. Are you over hearing about textgate as well?

[Photos] Kandi Burruss Celebrates Bridal Shower & Bachelorette Party With Reality TV Friends

March 31st, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Earlier this month we told you that “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Kandi Burruss and her fiancé, Todd Tucker, are scheduled to tie the knot this April. With the big day drawing closer, the former Xscape singer enjoyed a funfilled weekend celebrating her last few days as an unmarried woman with a beautiful bridal shower, which was later followed up by bachelorette party. The guest list for the events included Kandi’s RHOA co-stars Porsha Williams and Phaedra Parks, former Xscape group member Tiny Harris “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” star Rasheeda, Mama Joyce, Kandi’s childhood friends and many others.

Check out flicks from both events on the following pages.

“It Makes Me Look Like A Damn A**hole”: Apollo Nida Continues To Blast RHOA And Bravo For Bad Editing

March 27th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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We told you yesterday that Apollo Nida responded to criticism of him and his desert-dry birthday speech for wife Phaedra Parks on Twitter by letting people know that his speech was edited down to make him look bad: “It was really good but they edited it & that something I can’t control” I know all I heard from what was supposed to be a beautiful moment was “let’s move forward,” and other sites claim he said, “Thank you for having my children and goodnight.”

Well, in an interview with Jamie Foster Brown of Sister 2 Sister, he elaborated on his issues with the editing and said that his speech to Phaedra for her birthday was actually quite moving. However, Nida says that Bravo’s attempts to make him look like an “a**hole” pushed them to cut down most of what he had to say.

“My speech, it was whole-hearted. I really do admire my wife.”

He told Brown that out of the many things he said in honor of Phaedra, it included that she is “the most magnificent mother that a child could have” and that he’s “really blessed that she is in [his] life.”

“When you’re looking at the edited version, it’s totally different than what the real thing is. Man, do you know I gave her a long speech? I gave her a 15 minute speech. That’s what the TV show does. It makes me look like a damn a**hole.”

I guess whoever is behind the editing is doing a great job, because that man is portrayed as a fella with no redeeming and lovable qualities. But that’s what happens when folks get on reality TV. Even NeNe Leakes recently said in an interview with Essence that she felt Bravo was making her look the fool this season:

“I feel like these networks and production companies—I’m just keeping it real—I just feel like they build you up to tear you down. I feel like they’ve done whatever they could do to try to not show me in the best light. There are so many things that happen on the show and they… I don’t even want to talk about editing, because I feel like so many people cry wolf on editing. I’m just saying that they’ve done whatever they could to try and diminish anything that I’ve done and I’m okay with it because I know about reality TV. Every season there has to be a villain, there has to be somebody that straddles the fence, and there has to be a little s**t stirrer. All of those things make the show. They decide who’s going to be the villain this season or who’s going to be this person or that person. We don’t have any control over that.”

With all that said, what do you make of their complaints? 

Apollo Nida Says Bravo Edited Out Most Of His Speech For Phaedra’s Birthday To Make Him, Marriage, Look Bad

March 26th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Are things between Phaedra Parks and Apollo Nida not as bad as they seem on Real Housewives of Atlanta? According to Nida, they might not be.

On Sunday night’s episode, after pissing Phaedra all the way off by being seen making up with Kenya Moore when his wife explicitly said she didn’t want him around her, Apollo tried to fix things by throwing Phaedra a surprise early birthday party. While it was a cute gesture, when it was time for speeches, the one it appeared that Nida gave was quite dry. It was all about moving forward and there really were no ‘It’s my baby’s birthday and I’m so happy!’ moments. Those on Twitter dragged Apollo and his speech, but according to him, his speech for his wife was nice and heartfelt–it was just edited heavily to make him look sorry.

A viewer of the show hit him up through his Twitter handle and said, “@apollonida03 that birthday speak sucks!!! #RHOA” “Speak” of course was supposed to be “speech.”

He responded by saying this:



He also snapped at a Twitter user after last week’s episode where we got to hear his full exchange with Kenya Moore, right before Phaedra confronted them. The individual went a little too hard, saying that Apollo shouldn’t be allowed to go on anymore fancy trips or dinners with the cast until he learns how to be act and is a good husband:

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Yikes! While I can believe that the producers of RHOA would edit scenes like that to play up the storyline they want to go with (i.e., Apollo and Phaedra’s relationship is on the rocks), there has been a lot of other evidence through Nida’s behavior that shows the couple are going through a rocky moment. From leaving her outside their hotel room without a key to get in, to copping an attitude with her more than once in front of everyone at their son Dylan’s christening party, and the whole inappropriate text message exchange with Kenya, that all happened, so is Bravo to blame for that too?

“You Need To Stop Trying To Be A B***h”: Kenya And Phaedra Go At It, And Gregg & NeNe Check Peter; RHOA Ep. 19

March 24th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Was Sunday’s episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta crazy or what? In a terrible idea to do a part two to couple’s night, Phaedra and Kenya bumped heads, and Peter and Gregg almost came to blows! Let’s talk about a very interesting episode.

Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire: Phaedra Parks Divorce Rumors Resurface

March 18th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Since his January arrest, rumors have been swirling that Apollo Nida is in danger of being kicked to the curb by his wife, Phaedra Parks. Though Phaedra has remained mum on the rumors since their inception, Apollo took to Twitter last month to deny the rumors, insisting that they will “never” split up. Yet somehow, they seem to be resurfacing again.

According to RumorFix, industry whispers imply that while the couple has been desperately trying to salvage what’s left of their marriage, Apollo’s recent arrest seems to have really made saving their union a nearly impossible task. To add to those whispers, Phaedra has dropped a significant amount of weight lately. And while some believe that her weight loss is due to her recent partnership with Xenadrine, others think it’s because she’s preparing herself for the single life.

It is also rumored that the couple has been living separately since his latest arrest. At this point, the divorce talk is all speculation and rumors. For the sake of the two small children, we can only hope that the rumors are false. But as with anything else, we’ll keep you posted as this story develops. Apollo’s bank fraud trial is set to begin later this month.

Kenya And Apollo Make Nice Again–To The Chagrin Of His Wife, Phaedra; RHOA Ep. 18

March 17th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Not going to lie, this episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta wasn’t as eventful as the past few episodes have been, but a lot was explained in terms of Kenya’s quest for a child, the drama between Kandi, Todd and Mama Joyce, and the drama between Kenya, Phaedra and Apollo. Let’s talk about it!

‘They Kiss And Hug Each Other:’ Were Phaedra Parks And Angela Stanton Secret Lovers?

February 27th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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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.

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