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Last fall, Porsha Williams expressed that she was blindsided by Bravo’s decision to demote her from a full-time cast member to a friend of the cast.
“After a long season of filming, and giving my all, I was blindsided by the announcement from the network that I was demoted from ‘Housewife Status,’ but would remain on the show in a ‘Friend’ capacity.”
Many wondered what this would mean for Williams’ future with “Real Housewives of Atlanta” after this season. However, now that we’re more than halfway through the current season, the 33-year-old reality star is confident that Bravo will offer to restore her to full-time Housewife status.
“It would surprise me if it wasn’t offered just because of the response that I get through all of my social media,” she recently told Radar Online. “Even though I wasn’t a full-time housewife, I was very much very vocal this season. I was around and I was a part of every single storyline as you can see.”
The Go Naked Hair founder went on to say that she believes fans are interested in seeing more of her.
“I see a lot of people who are very vocal about [the fact that] they want to see more of myself, more of my story, where’s my life now, what I am doing with my businesses,” she shared.
“They’re very interested and I think that’s a great thing.”
As for whether or not she’d be down for becoming a full-time cast member again, it seems that she would be…once she gets over being demoted in the first place.
“I signed up for reality television three years ago, so why not follow it through?” she explains. “I’ve been going back and forth in my mind with that.”
“I really had to do some soul searching and see if it was the right thing for me and I feel like I’m in a good place right now,” she added.
Were you disappointed by Porsha’s demotion? Are you ready to see her return as a full-time cast member?
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Yesterday, we told you about Nene Leakes firing off a stern cease and desist letter to Kenya Moore. Apparently, Leakes was disturbed by some of the things Moore had said about her. In a bold attempt to let Nene (and the rest of the world) know that she ain’t never scared, Moore posted a snapshot of the letter and shared it on Instagram. But she didn’t stop there, now she’s doing press about the letter.
“I have not done anything to warrant this,” the 44-year-old reality star told the New York Daily News.
According to Kenya, Leakes, who also sent a C&D letter to Claudia Jordan, is simply being a control freak.
“I think this is a way for her to control everyone and everything around her,” she reasoned. “However, she cannot control freedom of speech particularly when she has done and said worse over the course of seven years to numerous housewives.”
Moore then went on to recall some of the terrible things Leakes has said about her in the past.
“(NeNe) has called me a liar, crazy, insinuated I was sleeping around, and stated I should be fired amongst a host of other things, however, her opinion of me has never mattered,” said the “Celebrity Apprentice” star. “I do wish she finds peace.”
As much as Moore may try to brush off the threatening letter, Leakes’ attorney Akil Secret means business.
“If any future post, directed as Ms. Leakes, are defamatory, aggressive legal action will result. If Ms. Moore has any doubts about what constitutes defamation, she should seek legal advice before posting on the blog.”
Do you think NeNe overreacted when she threatened to take legal action against Kenya?
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“Here’s To The Next Mrs. Stewart!” Burnt Friend Contracts, Apollo’s Apology And Claudia And Kordell’s Connection: RHOA Ep. 12
What did we learn from Sunday night’s episode of “Real Housewives of Atlanta”? Well, loose ‘drawls’ and limited alcohol intake are good for making babies, friend contracts burn easily, and you can’t take Kenya Moore anywhere without homegirl acting all the way up. Let’s chat about all that went down on RHOA ep. 12.
NeNe Recounts Her Puerto Rican Vacay, Which Was A Low-Key Trip From Hell
After all the drama in Puerto Rico, NeNe is back home and is picked up by her husband (aka, her personal slave if you ask Claudia), Gregg. She tells him that the ladies, with their “negative energy,” tried to come for her, even though it was honestly the other way around. She shares with Gregg how a joke about Claudia drinking from Kenya’s glass went left, and how she ended up telling Claudia that her cl*t had left her body. Despite being surprised that NeNe brought ‘NayNay’ to Puerto Rico, Gregg is proud of his boo for apologizing and trying to be the bigger person. You know there’s nothing NeNe could do to disappoint her man, even when it’s messy/questionable to everyone else.
Well, Porsha Williams and Claudia Jordan have graduated from acquaintances to enemies. On Sunday night’s episode, we witnessed the co-stars have it out, but as usual; the beef has spilled over into real time. In a recent interview with OK! Magazine, Porsha addressed the feud, Jordan’s allegations that she’s a kept woman and shared some choice words to say about her fellow media personality.
“Claudia’s attack was out of nowhere and I’ll always pray for my enemies and hope they find peace in their lives,” Williams explained. “She and I were not necessarily considered friends, but I had never spoken ill towards her, of her or tried to call her out.”
According to the 33-year-old reality star, Jordan initially tried to be her friend, but when those advances were declined, she chose to be an enemy.
“We had a professional relationship at Radio/Dish Nation. I know she wanted more of a friendship, but I have said previously I didn’t feel right about opening up to her.”
And then, Porsha went in for the kill, shading the “Ricky Smiley Morning Show” personality by pointing out both her professional and personal failures.
“Claudia had already told me she had gotten fired from her show in New York and could no longer afford her lifestyle. She basically burned some bridges, had a lot of professional let downs and no love life, which led her straight to Atlanta. RHOA was her last shot at the stardom she desired. If you add up all that heartbreak and shattered dreams that will leave you a thirsty 41-year-old has-been.”
In retrospect, Williams says that she made the right call by passing on Jordan’s offer to be friends.
“Claudia is a ‘Mini Kenya’ just as I predicted when we met, even though she swore that her friendship with Kenya would not affect her actions towards me but clearly that was a lie. I just wish she would get her facts straight.”
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There used to be a time that after all of my hard work throughout the day I could come home (or to my dorm), kick my feet up, and veg out to some reality television. Yes, some of the people involved were incredibly petty, and didn’t seem to have a full grasp on reality, but it was entertaining.
But now… I don’t know. Maybe I’ve gotten too old to enjoy it? They say that most things in life will have a season, and maybe my enjoyment of reality television is coming to an end?
However, until I stop tuning in every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday nights, can I just say that I’m getting a little annoyed with this reality season’s shenanigans? The year, literally, just started and my eyes are already exhausted from eye rolling. Let’s go through the list, and feel free to add your own. Let’s commiserate together!
Quick to back down is not a phrase you can use to describe the newest member of Real Housewives of Atlanta, Demetria McKinney. The firecracker stopped by our office last week, and though we already shared her opinion on some of the pop culture happenings in the latest episode of Did Y’all See? What y’all haven’t seen yet are her sharp comebacks for miss Phae Phae.
Throughout the season Phaedra has been throwing all sorts of shade Demetria’s way, from snide remarks about her age and career aspirations to questioning whether Roger Bobb will ever put a ring on the 35-year-old’s finger. Well, in our interview, Demetria came for Phaera’s neck — literally — and made it clear she doesn’t want Apollo (in case that’s what her castmate’s problem is) and, as a matter of fact, she’s “happy in what she’s in” with her eight-year boo thang.
Check out the full interview above and hear Demetria’s thoughts on Kenya and Nene too. What do you think?
This week we have a special treat for “Did Y’all See?” Instead of just talking about the ladies of the Real Housewives of Atlanta like we normally do, we invited one to sit down with us and tell us how she feels about all the messiness going on on her show.
Demetria McKinney, who’s already been the brunt of some rather harsh ish-talking on RHOA, stopped by the office and she didn’t hold back when it came to her thoughts on Nene and Phaedra coming for her. We also got Demetria to weigh in on Nicki Minaj and Safaree’s dwindling love story and her castmate Claudia Jordan getting busted talking stuff about Tiny. Watch and see what she had to say in the video above.
If you watched “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” like we did last night, I’m sure we can all agree that it wasn’t a good evening for former “House of Payne” star and singer, Demetria McKinney. While trying to mix and mingle with her new co-stars at Kandi’s sex toy party, Kandi’s friend Gocha Hawkins (who is currently dating La La Anthony’s cousin, Dice) decided to share in front everyone that she also dated McKinney’s boyfriend, Roger Bobb. In the eight years that the two have been together, on and off, Hawkins said she was with him about two years ago.
McKinney would go on to say that she and Bobb were “on” during that time and that she didn’t believe Hawkins’ story: “I’m almost positive she’s lying. I don’t know her, but I know him.”
From there, it looked like McKinney’s role on the show was going to be the clueless woman stuck with a cheating man who doesn’t take her as seriously as she takes him.
But that’s not how McKinney sees things at all. On her Instagram account, she let followers and Hawkins know, in the words of MonKenStef, “he’s mine, you may of had him once but I got him all the time.”
But when compared to her Bravo blog from today about the situation with Roger Bobb and Gocha Hawkins, that Instagram post is nothing. McKinney is now claiming that she and Bobb weren’t together when he was messing with Hawkins, or “Blues Clues” as she calls her:
I went to Kandi’s sexy party in an effort to get to know these ladies a bit better, relax, and enjoy a Kandi Koated Night…and 2-year-old tea gets spilled by random girl #673 hoping for a cameo?! I actually feel bad for her. You need that light so badly that you’d openly confess that your shining moment came from being on your back?! Girl! Never again admit to being a sock (Definition: Something to keep his stuff warm during the cold moment of a break up). I have made it known that Roger and I have been in (and out) of our relationship over the span of 8 years. “Blue’s Clues” happened when we were not together. What he does when we are not together is not my concern and vice versa. The only issue I had was why this old tea was spilling on Kandi’s carpet in front of all these people, most of whom I am just getting to know. I couldn’t understand why this temp from 2 years ago, who claims to be in a fulfilling relationship, felt that needed to be shared in that way. But there we sat. My reaction: There are levels to being a woman. In me, there’s the Chick (cool, fun, sexy), the Lady (classy, sophisticated), and then there’s that B (definition not necessary). See, the way my B is set up, once she’s on deck, that’s it. There’s no filter, pity, or returning from that. I tried to be the Chick and the Lady that I am through that whole thing, but at that moment B knocked Chick and Lady out the way and raced to the front of my mouth! So I felt the best thing to do was graciously get up and leave. Beyonce said it best: “Of course some sh– might go down when it’s a billion dollars on an elevator.” My relationship with my mogul has them coming for me, honey! LOL! But me and that Roger Bobb, we’re good!”
Oh, Demetria… On a side note, we need to talk about this:
The Internet strikes again. But anywho, in case you missed that awkward scene between Hawkins and McKinney, here is the tail end of it.
On this week’s episode of “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” it looks like not only have NeNe and Cynthia found solutions to their many problems, but so have Porsha and Kenya, Porsha and Cynthia, and Kenya and NeNe. But do we really believe this kumbaya moment? Let’s talk about that, and much more, from RHOA episode eight.
Phaedra Is Sick And Tired Of Being Sick And Tired Of Apollo
As RHOA begins, we catch up with Phaedra, who meets up for lunch with her mom, Pastor Regina. When asked about how she’s dealing with things, including Apollo’s never-ending antics, Phaedra tells her mom that she’s on “the rough side of the mountain.” She brings up Apollo’s decision to ambush her at Demetria’s video-release party so that they can “talk,” and says that even though she never knows what he’s up to and where he will be, he always seems able to find her. According to her, when they do talk at home, Phaedra says that he just blames her for all of his troubles, claiming that if she did certain things for him, he wouldn’t feel the need to run out and commit fraud to help pay the bills. But Phaedra’s not trying to hear all of that, especially since she says that she offered him quite a few business opportunities that he could have launched: “If you’re insecure, you shouldn’t have married a boss.”
In the end, she says that she’s just about ready for her husband to be out of her hair: “I’ll probably be less stressed when Apollo leaves.”
Witnessing Apollo show up at a nightclub to beg and plead for his wife to show him some attention and to address the issues plaguing their marriage was pretty uncomfortable to watch. While discussing the awkward exchange on “Watch What Happens Live,” Phaedra told Andy Cohen that her estranged husband has multiple personalities and the one that showed up to the club that night was just one of many.
“Obviously, we’ve seen Apollo on the show become aggressive and he has been, during this time — obviously this was shot, 4 or 5 months ago — so he’s been up and down. He’s been on an emotional rollercoaster. So, he’s been up and down so it’s been quite difficult to deal with his personality, whichever one shows up.”
As for what she was thinking in the moment, Phaedra had this to say:
“I don’t know if anything was going through my mind, but more so just wondering why he would obviously come to this night club and try to have such a interesting conversation in the midst of all these people.”
Phaedra also explained that only one of their sons is aware of what’s going on regarding Apollo being in prison.
“Well, of course we have a one-year old. Mr. President is not aware.
“Ayden definitely knows that he’s in Kentucky and Apollo told him where he was so, he definitely is very aware. That’s very tough for a 4-year-old.”
Though she says that she speaks to her estranged husband 5 to 6 times per week, she made it clear that the divorce is definitely still happening.
“We’re amicably resolving this marriage […] resolving to dissolve.”
This, of course, disputes previous reports where Apollo hinted that there was some chance of reconciliation.
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