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‘Porsha Is Who Kenya Wishes She Was 10 Years Ago:’ Mama Joyce Blames RHOA Reunion Show Brawl On Kenya’s Jealousy

April 23rd, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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We all have our theories regarding what caused the huge blow-up that occurred at the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” season six reunion show taping. But according to the always outspoken Mama Joyce, the fight was instigated by Kenya, who she believes is jealous of Porsha’s youth and beauty.

“I think that was all jealousy,” Joyce said during an interview with V-103. “I think Kenya is just jealous of Porsha. If you look at Kenya and you look at Porsha, Porsha outweighs Kenya two to one. I’m serious. They both are beautiful but Porsha outweighs Kenya two to one.”

As if that weren’t already a mouth full, Joyce adds that Porsha represents everything that Kenya wishes that she were at her age.

“She’s ten years younger and Porsha is who Kenya wishes she was 10 years ago. I mean, Kenya is beautiful. I’m not taking that away from her, but Porsha got the body behind it. When you really see them face to face, Porsha is a brickhouse! Kenya is a house. I mean, she was a brickhouse. But right now I don’t know what she done. Tell the truth, shame the devil. People can call me a lot of things, but mama don’t lie.”

Interestingly, Mama Joyce isn’t the only one subscribing to this theory. Earlier this week Wendy Williams also expressed that she believes Kenya wants Porsha off of the show so that she can be the “prettiest.”

“Kenya is a bully and Kenya is a stuff starter, but if you are a grown person, then you know how to control your temper,” Wendy explained. “Kenya is trying to get you fired off the show so that she can be the official prettiest one.”

Hmmmm…

Watch Mama Joyce’s interview below. Do you think Kenya’s beef with Porsha is fueled by jealousy?

Whoopi And Ladies Of “The View” Blame Kenya For RHOA Fight; Civil Rights Group Color Of Change Blames Bravo, Andy Cohen

April 23rd, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Another day, another perspective on the fight between Porsha Williams and Kenya Moore during part one of the Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion special. This time, it comes from another group of ladies–the women of The View

Earlier this week while speaking on all the ugliness, the women (who were joined by special co-host Angie Martinez) seemed to all agree that Kenya Moore was to blame for the fight. As Martinez put it, “Don’t start none, won’t be none.”

Sherri Shepherd had this to say about the uncomfortable scene:

“I don’t excuse Porsha for hitting her, but I say, Kenya, I’m not excusing you either. You had a scepter that you kept putting in people’s faces. Also you took out a bullhorn and a bullhorn is meant to be heard from people hundreds of [inaudible] away from you.”

Whoopi also gave her two cents, with a bit more passion, saying that Kenya isn’t really being the role model she claims to be.

“I’m just going to say this. I read the statement that Kenya put out and I will ask you, Kenya, do you think it was okay for you to provoke people? Because if you’re worried about your image and how people are going to see you, I don’t know if messing with people like this is the right thing to do…”

When speaking on Porsha’s bad decision to put her hands on Kenya, Whoopi jokingly said, “I would have done it too!”

But the blame doesn’t just fall on Kenya or Porsha in the realm of public opinion. The activist group and organization Color of Change put out a statement blasting Bravo and executive producer Andy Cohen for allowing such a scene to happen. According to Shadow and Act, they are calling for a  “no excessive confrontations policy,” the same policy that was put in place for the Basketball Wives Miami show after things got too crazy with that reality show back in 2012. 

The physical violence displayed during Bravo’s Sunday primetime lineup was deeply alarming. After weeks of promoting the RHOA reunion altercation on Sunday, executive producer Andy Cohen finally condemned the violent behavior of cast members — completely ignoring the staged hostile environment that provoked the altercation and the troubling pattern of violent, stereotypical portrayals of Black people across many of Bravo’s Black reality franchises.

Research shows that dehumanizing portrayals of Black people on television lead to real-world consequences for Black folks — influencing how we are treated by doctors, judges, teachers and lawmakers. No matter how entertaining, this should be the last fight between Black women that Bravo profits from.

As for Cohen, he didn’t respond directly to Color of Change as of yet, but he took to Twitter to say that after considering the opinions of viewers, he wasn’t going to allow props on the show anymore.

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A little too late, but that sounds like a good idea, Andy. Watch the convo between the ladies of The View below.

“Just Go! Bye, Boo!” Kenya And Porsha Should Both Be Fired, Says Wendy Williams

April 22nd, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Everybody and their mama has an opinion about whether or not Porsha Williams should be let go from the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast following her physical reunion show altercation with co-star Kenya Moore. However, if Wendy Williams were running things over at Bravo, both Kenya and Porsha would be fired…along with Phaedra and Cynthia!

“If I were the queen of Bravo, Porsha, you would be fired,” Wendy said during yesterday’s airing of her show. “I feel like Porsha needs to go and that needs to be a lesson to all the ‘Housewives’ franchises everywhere—from the O.C. to New York to New Jersey. If you just fire one for the purpose of fighting, then no one else will ever fight on the shows.”

“And I don’t know if she’s been fired yet, but while you’re doing the firing, make sure you fire Phaedra, fire Cynthia and you know what, I’ll be honest, fire Kenya.”

Clearly, if it were up to Wendy, there’d barely be any housewives left.  Good thing Andy Cohen isn’t taking cues from her. But while she didn’t offer an exact explanation regarding why she wants Cynthia and Phaedra gone, she says she’s sick of Kenya’s lies.

“I’m gonna tell you why. As much as I love Kenya and I do adore Kenya—I’m not even talking about the fight yesterday—fire Kenya on account of anything she says you can’t believe. I would like to see some evidence of some sort of African prince,” Wendy explained. “There’s no evidence of any boyfriend. I think that she’s delusional and a liar… Just go! Bye, boo.”

As for Porsha, Wendy says that as a 30-something woman, she should know how to control her anger.

“If you are a grown person, then you know how to control your temper, so you would never cave in to Kenya because Kenya is trying to get you fired off the show.”

Check out Wendy discussing the altercation below. If you were the queen of Bravo, which RHOA cast members would you fire?

 

Does Phaedra Plan On Ditching Apollo Once His Legal Troubles Are Over?

April 22nd, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Divorce rumors surrounding reality TV couple Phaedra Parks and Apollo Nida have been swirling for quite some time now. And while Apollo has gone on record on several occasions to refute these rumors, his wife, Phaedra, has remained mum. Well, until recently. Earlier this week the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star appeared on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live” and while she did address the divorce rumors, she seemed to use very selective wording; which sort of leads us to believe that she may be plotting to throw in the towel once things are resolved with the bank fraud and identity theft charges are resolved.

“No, I have not filed for divorce. I am still very married,” the mother of two told Andy Cohen in response to lingering divorce rumors. “Check out the bling,” she added before flashing her sparkly wedding ring.

Though rumors about a divorce between the couple have been circulating well before news broke that Apollo could be heading back to prison, the recent charges only seemed to fuel the speculation.

“I will support him until this is resolved,” Phaedra said of the case.

When asked if all that is currently going on in their lives made things difficult for them as a couple, Phaedra responded:

“Of course it is. But we are where we are and we’ll support him. We are a family. He’s the father of my two beautiful kids and at the end of the day, I am a Southern belle and I believe in family and I will support him until this is resolved.”

While Phaedra has made it clear that she won’t be abandoning Apollo in his time of need, her words don’t seem to offer much security regarding what will happen once the bank fraud case is closed. But hey, maybe we’re reading too much into it.

What do you think?

Kenya Moore Considering Leaving RHOA Behind Reunion Show Brawl

April 21st, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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While it’s currently unclear whether or not Porsha Williams will be allowed to return to “Real Housewives of Atlanta” next season, according to the New York Daily News via The Associated Press, Kenya Moore is considering departing from the franchise following the highly publicized reunion show brawl.

“We all agree that we don’t condone violence,” Kenya said in an interview earlier today. “We’ve become angry with each other, we’ve threatened each other and gone to the edge. But at the end of the day, we know there’s a line. If there are no consequences, then where does it end?”

Though several cast members have expressed that they believed Kenya provoked Porsha just before the fight, Kenya says that Porsha was actually the one in position to do the provoking.

“I think Porsha was in a position to provoke me,” she added.

The former pageant queen went on to respond to Porsha’s claims that she “blacked out” due to Kenya’s taunting, insisting that Porsha should have been more well prepared to deal with whatever drama the reunion show presented.

“If anyone is capable of blacking out and not taking responsibility for their actions, they should not be in this type of environment,” she said. “They do not need a stage such as this.”

The ladies still have not spoken to one another since the incident, but from the looks of it, Kenya is expecting some sort of apology.

“She is a granddaughter of a civil rights leader,” Kenya said. “She does not have the tools to navigate this process. It’s just very unfortunate and sad. If I was in her position, the first thing I would do is apologize.”

Do you think Kenya would really leave the show?

Kandi Burruss And Todd Tucker Admit They’re Trying For A Baby!

April 18th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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"Real Housewives of Atlanta" stars Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker admit they're trying for a baby already.

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Well, these two are wasting no time. Newlyweds Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker recently revealed to In Touch magazine that they’re already trying for a baby!

“We’re trying now for a baby!” Kandi shared. “We haven’t succeeded yet. If it happens today, then we’re good with it.”

Kandi went on to share that her and her new husband are really excited about having kids together.

“We’re really looking forward to having kids together,” she added. “I can’t wait to [have] one big family!”

While we’ve known that Kandi has been wanting a baby for quite some time now, the fact that they’re already trying is huge news—especially considering that the ink has barely dried on their marriage certificate. As you may know, Kandi and Todd tied the knot two weeks ago in a beautiful “Coming to America” themed ceremony. They each parent one child from previous relationships.

We can only imagine what Mama Joyce has to say about this, but we’re super happy for Kandi!

“I Just Hope That NeNe Finds God”: Marlo Responds To NeNe’s “Man-Ho” Comment On WWHL

April 17th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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Personally, I think it’s sad to watch two former “friends,” two grown women, air out their middle school like beef for the media to run with. But since there’s not much else going on in the entertainment/pop culture world, I’ll just put this out there for you all to discuss…again.

Many of you cringed watching NeNe’s “Watch What Happens Live” interview with Andy Cohen. When she wasn’t looking irritated with the whole process, NeNe took time to drag former BFF and bridesmaid at her wedding Marlo Hampton, calling her man-ho. Real cute.

Well, you know Marlo wasn’t going to take that lying down. In an interview with Radar Online, Marlo said she found NeNe’s interview to be childish.

She told Radar, “How elementary is that name calling? She’s a grown, happily married woman. I’m completely appalled by her childish actions. Man-Ho? Really? That’s low.”

And while most of us can agree that that’s true, it didn’t stop Marlo from stooping to her level.

“If she’s going to be dirty about my looks, well, let’s talk about that nose job. Her nose job needs a nose job!”

But she didn’t stop there.

“She’s still under construction. That nose job is still not right. I’m not being mean. I’m just being honest.”

During her WWHL interview claimed the dissolution of their friendship really began because of the alleged drama that Marlo caused during her wedding.

Hampton says that’s not true and NeNe didn’t begin to distance herself from her until much later. In fact she said the star of the RHOA in vied her to hang out at least five times after the wedding and the two kept in contact via texts and phone calls.

“She’s just upset I filmed with Kenya Moore. At one point, NeNe thee-way called me with Cynthia Bailey. She was like, ‘I heard you’ve been taping with Kenya. I don’t like her and I want to know whose team you’re on.’ Well, I told her, I’m on Team Marlo, and you can’t tell me whom I can and can’t tape with.

And that’s when things went sour.

“When she heard that Kenya and I were at the Herve [Leger] fashion show in New York, NeNe went crazy! She called me yelling, ‘What are you with her for?! Get away from here. I don’t want you hanging with her.”

The two communicated one more time after that through a text message but there was no resolution. In fact, it went from bad to worse.

“We were both just like, ‘Don’t call me. You’re blocked!’”

So mature.

Radar asked Marlo if she ever thought she and NeNe could be friends again, she said:

“it’s definitely possible. I just hope that NeNe finds God. I believe her fans deserve the truth and feel she needs to revisit the commandment, ‘Thou shall not lie.’ Oh, and I wish her nothing but the best in Hollywood.”

Oooo chile. When you bring the Lord and His commandments into your beef, you know it’s real.

It would seem that as an outsider looking in that NeNe has a lot of clout when it comes to RHOA and so Radar asked her if she was worried about losing her position on the show. Marlo insisted that NeNe had no power to kick her off and she told her fans, “Don’t worry. I’m not going anywhere.”

‘I Think It’s Gross:’ Andy Cohen Disgusted By RHOA Reunion Show Brawl

April 16th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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At this point, it’s been confirmed that a fight did in fact occur between Kenya Moore and Porsha Williams at the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” reunion show taping. What’s interesting though, are the reactions to the fight by the folks who witnessed it first-hand. As you may recall, Nene Leakes recently expressed that while she does not condone violence, Porsha was provoked.

“They welcome a good argument, that’s always good television,” the “Dancing With The Stars” contender explained. “But to touch each other is really crossing the line. But they did get in a physical altercation. I feel like one was provoked, the other one, knocked her out. Like, ‘provoke me, BOP!’”

Bravo VP of Development and Talent and reunion show host, Andy Cohen, recently commented on the fight as well.

“There was an altercation that took place between Kenya [Moore] and Porsha [Williams],” Andy said during an episode of AskAndy. “They stood up…I think I stood up pretty quickly. It was such a flash, and it started to escalate,” he continued. “I was trying to prevent it, and a couple other people jumped in too. To me, it came out of nowhere.”

Though talk of the fight appears to have fostered greater anticipation for the upcoming reunion show, Andy seems totally turned off by the whole thing.

“The other women felt Kenya provoked her a bit…I was so shocked and surprised and really upset,” he said. “I don’t want that to happen. I think it’s gross. And I think it’s just totally inappropriate. It’s wrong. It’s not entertaining. It’s just bad.”

Watch Andy discuss the fight below.

Peter Thomas And Cynthia Bailey Respond To NeNe’s Claims That Cynthia Isn’t Loyal And Brings Nothing To RHOA

April 15th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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If you watched Andy Cohen’s one-on-one with NeNe Leakes after the Real Housewives of Atlanta season finale on Sunday, you might have noticed that she threw a great deal of shade at just about everybody. That’s not surprising. But what was surprising was NeNe’s sudden disdain for former BFF Cynthia Bailey, calling her “weak” and disloyal for “aligning” herself with Kenya this season. She also claimed that Cynthia played the victim role in the media after the episode aired of NeNe saying that Peter was acting like a b***h, even though they had already squashed that drama. And she also threw a final dagger at Cynthia, saying she really doesn’t bring anything interesting to the show. Outside of that one-on-one, there are also rumors that NeNe is over her friendship with Cynthia because she is close with one of Gregg Leakes’ former flings, a stylist Cynthia hired to help her out. To put it all in layman’s terms, they just don’t get along anymore.

Well, Peter Thomas and Cynthia Bailey have responded to NeNe’s statements, doing so on Twitter. Peter says that Cynthia has been a good friend all along, and that the couple do bring something very interesting to the show–they show entrepreneurship. Ya’ll know Peter wasn’t going to let NeNe come for his chance to get a peach on the show and not say something about it…

“My wife and I have real business’s,that we build on the show,in the 4 season’s, some people don’t have that skill set.”

“Cynthia Bailey Thomas is the most LOYAL friend any one can ever have. #respect”

Cynthia kept her thoughts short:

“I was a loyal friend to @NeNeLeakes. #truth”

And as someone who watched the show, she did always seem down for NeNe. But alas, some folks are only meant to be in your life for a short while, to teach you things, and teach you about yourself. Just say good riddance to the drama, Cynthia.

What do you think about NeNe’s statements and Cynthia and Peter’s responses? 

“We’re Just Not Cool Anymore”: Kandi’s Musical Premieres, And NeNe Drops Cynthia As A Friend; RHOA Season Finale

April 13th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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While the season finale had quite a bit of must-see moments (including getting to see Kandi’s musical finally take form), it was the thirty minute one-on-one between NeNe and Andy Cohen at the end of the finale that shocked us the most. As it turns out, NeNe and Cynthia are no longer cool, and it has a lot to do with folks playing victim, and NeNe not appreciating her so-called “friends” aligning themselves with Kenya. Oh the pettiness. Let’s talk about it all, folks!

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Kandi And Todd Talk Prenups

To open the season finale, we see Kandi practicing for her show. As Todd walks in, they discuss the last details of their musical, A Mother’s Love, and eventually, the conversation turns to the last details of what needs to be figured out before they get married: when Todd is going to sign that prenuptial agreement. He seems hesitant for some reason, even after Kandi tells him that all the other women’s husbands, including Apollo, had no problem (and no questions) when it came to signing a prenup. Todd doesn’t seem to be feeling the idea, but we all know that in order to walk down the aisle with Kandi (and keep Mama Joyce off his back), Todd is going to have to do what he’s going to have to do–sign!

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