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Kim Fields finally made her Real Housewives of Atlanta debut, and we’re here for what she brings to the show. Here’s what we can’t wait to see from one of our favorite TV stars.
If there was ever an example of a person who can dish it but can’t take it, it’s Nene Leakes. Homegirl is sensitive. Today, she appeared on “The View” to discuss her new role in the Broadway play Chicago. But you can’t have Nene in the place without discussing “Real Housewives of Atlanta.”
Reality Tea reported that Nene said she might appear on the show from time to time because it was a great career move for her. And in true Real Housewives fashion, she flaunted a bit of her fortune by showing the ladies and the audience pictures of her new house.
But there was something missing…furniture.
And never ones to hold their tongues, Whoopi and then Joy Behar were quick to call her out on it.
Whoopi: But where is the furniture Nene? You’re there but where is the furniture?
Nene: They told me to…I didn’t want to show pictures of my furniture so we gave pictures to you guys when we first bought the house.
Joy: Why can’t we see the furniture?
Nene: Because honey, we have to have security measures. Rolls eyes
Joy: But you’re showing the house…
Nene: I showed the outside and I’m behind many gates, with security.
Joy: How would the furniture?..oh…well.. Waves hands.
You could tell it was a bit of a nice-nasty interaction. But in case there was any confusion about how Nene felt about the whole thing, she took to Twitter to explain.
“Just sat with a bunch of mean girls turning up their noses, looking u up & down as if u don’t belong! The HATE was so real & SAD”
Nene certainly has a personality for the stage with all of those dramatics. The tweet has since been deleted.
I like Nene, but let’s be real. When you’re showing pictures of your house on national television, you’re really not concerned about security measures, honey. People don’t have to see what you have inside of your house in order to want to break into it. It’s all quite comical, considering we were all up in through Nene and Greg’s house when they were on the show for all those years. Stop the games.
And if it were someone sitting in her position, trying to push that explanation, Leakes would have asked the same question. If memory serves, she’s had plenty to say about Chateau Sheree…or lack thereof. It’s literally the same thing, just varying degrees.
Just because someone doesn’t agree with you or some of your actions, it doesn’t make them mean.
What do you think about Nene’s appearance on “The View”? Do you think the women were mean to her or did they ask legitimate questions?
You can watch the tense interaction in the video on the next page.
Apparently, with NeNe Leakes gone, Real Housewives of Atlanta is seeing its first ratings dip in a long time. Luckily, we’ve got a few ideas on how to help spice things up on everyone’s favorite installment in the Real Housewives franchise.
After letting the world know in July that she would be having her first child with husband Todd Tucker, Kandi Burruss is now sharing the sex of the little bun in her oven.
While on the Rickey Smiley Morning Show this week, the 39-year-old Real Housewives of Atlanta star let the cat out of the bag: “We’re having a boy.”
Any new addition to a family is a blessing, but Burruss and Tucker, 42, are especially excited because they both have daughters from previous relationships and were hoping for a son. Now that they know a Todd Jr. is on his way, it might sound like the obvious next step to name their child just that.
“I don’t want to,” Burruss said. “We can’t agree on names right now. We keep going back and forth. So if anybody’s got any good names, tweet ’em to me! Help me out.”
As for her pregnancy, Burruss told the good folks at RSMS that she has been lucky not to have had many food cravings or much morning sickness. And on days when she looks and feels less than glowy, the mom-to-be said she prefers to stay at home and out of the spotlight.
“I’ve just been trying to lay low,” Burruss said. “I don’t want a whole bunch of pregnancy pictures of me out places, and I gotta look back and I was looking crazy.”
Again, this will be Burruss’s second child as she already has 13-year-old Riley. Tucker also has a 19-year-old daughter named Kaela. In case you forgot, the couple met on the set of RHOA when Tucker was a producer for the reality show.
As for names, what about Kellen Tucker? Or Terrence? As long as it’s not a fusion of their names (Tandi won’t cut it, okay?), baby Tucker will be just fine–and very cute!
When NeNe Leakes announced her departure from the Real Housewives of Atlanta many watchers were wondering how would the show stay afloat. Would the remaining ladies have enough spunk to keep the drama-filled reality show going? And who would be able to fill NeNe’s shoes as the housewife with the outspoken and “so nasty and so rude” demeanor, who was both entertaining and ready to serve shade at a moments notice.
Apparently Bravo believes Sheree Whitfield is the right woman for the job. According to TMZ, Whitfield has finalized her contract with the network to return and was even spotted filming an episode last night (Aug. 7).
Sheree is an ex-friend of Leakes, who was brought on the show by Leakes when she was seeking out friends to join her on the show’s pilot. Sheree amongst other friends of NeNe’s like Kim Zolciak fit the bill and were given peaches. A few seasons in and both Sheree and Kim fell out with NeNe and left the show.
In addition to Whitfield’s resurgence, ex-friend of NeNe, Marlo Hampton, makes a few appearances on the upcoming season.
Are you all excited to see what Sheree has been up to, or do you think Bravo is just trying to keep ratings up?
Very few couples survive reality TV so when you see one out together, attention must be paid. We did just that when we chatted with Demetria McKinney on the red carpet at the BET Awards last weekend. The "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star was giving us a rundown of her many upcoming acting and singing projects and that's when we spotted bae in the background and had to give their love a little shout out. Check out what Demetria had to say about making their relationship last beyond the cameras and what's next for the couple, as well as whether she'll be returning to RHOA.
After seven years as a mainstay on “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” NeNe Leakes has decided to part ways with the Bravo franchise. Leakes emotionally delivered the shocking news on social media Monday evening.
“This is so hard for me to type! I cry as I do so! I am so Grateful for all the love and laughs! Thank you so much to everyone that has watched and supported me over the years on this amazing platform! With lots of thoughts and prayer I’ve decided to step out on faith and not fear,” she wrote on Instagram.
Thank you so much to my amazing team who has held my hand thru all of this… http://t.co/ECHap0IPg1
— NeNe Leakes (@NeNeLeakes) June 30, 2015
The network’s Vice President of Original Programming & Development Andy Cohen also took to social media to weigh in on Leakes’ departure.
We love @NeNeLeakes & she is always welcome back to the house she helped build! She's a Real Housewife forever!!
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) June 30, 2015
According to the reality star and actress, the decision to leave the show after seven years was not an easy one.
“This was definitely a hard decision for me,” Leakes told People. “Me and my husband [Gregg Leakes] have been going back and forth on it for weeks now. But my contract is up and I just think this is the right time. This is my opportunity to spread my wings and do different things.”
As for what she’ll be doing with her time now that she’s done with the franchise, Leakes says that she’s preparing to star in a new primetime television show, which begins filming this week.
“I’m actually going to be doing a new primetime television show with a big legend,” she gushed. “All of my fans will get to see me be really happy, witty and funny and tell all of those one liners that I always have said on Housewives.”
Though she’s sad about leaving RHOA, she also expressed that she feels relieved.
“I feel a weight has been lifted off of my shoulders,” she said.
Leakes was the only remaining original Housewife.
Whether you remember Kim Fields as Tootie from “The Facts of Live,” or better recall her as wig-wearing Regine, reports are trickling in that the veteran actress is set to be the new cast member on Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.”
Now, we know why Claudia Jordan got the boot.
Sources have confirmed exclusively to Perez Hilton that Kim is coming on board.
There’s no word from Kim Fields yet about whether or not the news is true but we’re kind of on the fence with this casting decision.
On the one hand, we’re interested to see how she’ll interact with the other ladies but we’re also afraid that she might get sucked into the mess and drama.
And we would absolutely hate to see one of our faves go out like that.
Either way, good luck to Kim and we’ll keep you posted.
Will you be tuning in for season 8? What do you think about Fields’ decision to join the show?
Apollo Nida had a very lonely Father’s Day.
According to TMZ, Phaedra Parks did not bring the estranged couple’s two sons to see their father this past weekend.
Sources told TMZ that Parks is taking advice from psychologists who have said it wouldn’t be good for her four-year-old son Ayden or her one-year-old son Dylan to see their father locked up because they’re so young.
Though the boys couldn’t be there in person, they sent Apollo cards with pictures of what they’d been doing recently.
Phaedra also hasn’t visted Nida, though a source claims that she puts money on his books so he can makes purchases at commissary.
Nida is currently serving an eight-year prison sentence for stolen checks and money laundering.
This story breaks my heart. Of course it is Apollo’s consistently poor decisions that have separated him from his family; still, being kept away from his children just seems like adding insult to injury. While I understand that seeing a parent in jail might be a traumatic experience for a child, the alternative of not seeing your father during your crucial, developmental years, is also unhealthy.
I wonder how long does Phaedra plan to keep the three away from one another.
Though this is certainly not a position any wife and mother would ever want to find herself in, I think there are some advantages to Phaedra and Apollo’s sons being too young to fully comprehend what’s going on in their family. I’m sure traveling to prison can be a dark and depressing experience for someone who fully understands their loved one’s loss of freedom. But a four-year-old and certainly a one-year-old don’t have that same type of awareness. Perhaps they’ll just appreciate the chance to touch and see their father.
While I’m sure leaving is painful and unpleasant, having to tell Ayden over and over again that he can’t see his father and having Dylan know his father only through pictures around the house really isn’t much better.
This is no shade to Phaedra because I really can’t even imagine what this might feel like. Still, I’d like to think in a similar situation I wouldn’t deprive my children any more than they have to be in this unfortunate situation.
What do you think about Phaedra’s decision to keep her boys away from Apollo to prevent psychological damage? Is this the decision you would make if placed in a similar predicament?
She’s your girl. The one you call when you have that devastating breakup. She’s also the one you call when you just want to laugh about said breakup that you thought would completely destroy you. She’s always had your back, prayed for you, and been your biggest cheerleader. The two of you do everything together.
But then, out of the blue, you have to deal with your best friend’s new friend, and for some reason, you see green.
If you watch The Real Housewives of Atlanta, you know that Kandi and Phaedra appear to share a genuine and nurturing friendship, on and off the screen. Their relationship was recently tested when Phaedra’s husband Apollo went to jail. Instead of leaning on Kandi for support as many would have assumed, Phaedra found herself leaning on NeNe. While NeNe and Phaedra’s friendship blossomed, Kandi was left in the cold, wondering what happened to their sisterhood.
To make matters worse, Phaedra was telling anyone who would listen that Kandi hadn’t been there for her while she was going through her ordeal. Kandi defended herself and even claimed that Phaedra didn’t call her as she was going through her personal trials, but instead of just confronting Phaedra, she attacked NeNe more than once. She argued that she didn’t understand how Phaedra could trust NeNe when the RHOA veteran had betrayed the trust of nearly everyone on the show at one time or another. (Who could forget when NeNe called Phaedra the “head doctor”?)
This public criticism was unnecessary, and it made it seem as though Kandi was jealous of the pair’s new friendship. However, that bond wasn’t created to spite Kandi. According to Phaedra, they only grew close because NeNe could relate to everything she was going through with Apollo.
During the show’s recent reunion, Kandi and Phaedra got into a heated discussion about the breakdown of their friendship. There was a lot of back-and-forth and Kandi continued to question NeNe’s loyalty while forgetting that it was her loyalty to Phaedra that was being critiqued.
In this case, there were real issues that brought Phaedra and NeNe together, but what happens when your BFF gets close to someone new, and you’re left with feelings of jealousy?
The first thing you need to realize is that just because your BFF is hanging with someone else, it doesn’t mean that she won’t make time for you. You can always schedule lunch, a shopping date, or an evening out on the town to catch up with one another if you feel as though things aren’t in the best place.
The next thing you should remember is that you should keep your emotions in check. You do not own your BFF, and her decision to create new friendships shouldn’t be something that you take personally. Friends branch out from each other all of the time, but if you all are real comrades, staying close, or even reconnecting, won’t be an issue at all.
It’s also not a bad idea to reevaluate your social patterns. Is she the only one you can call when you want to go have a drink or shop for the latest shoes? It can’t hurt to be sure that you don’t solely rely on one person.
On the flip side, if you’re feeling threatened by your best friend’s new friend, don’t hesitate to ask your BFF if everything is ok between the two of you. Whatever issues you may have with your friend don’t have anything to do with her new companion, so there’s no reason to treat said companion in a discourteous manner. And honestly, your BFF may be scared to tell you she’s having issues with you. Everyone is not the best communicator, and just like Phaedra was going around telling everyone but Kandi her grievances, your best bud could be trying to avoid a confrontation with you. Communication is key to any relationship, and if you want to improve your friendship, speak up. Preferably to the person who owes you an explanation.
But if there’s a chance that you may just be suspicious for no reason, you should probably check yourself. Be secure in the friendship that you have with your BFF, and if you know you’ve been slacking, step it up. You can’t blame anyone outside of your friendship for problems within it.