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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!
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!’”
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.”
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
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”
“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
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!
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!
There are quite a few rumors circulating about the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast, from reunion show brawls to cast members being fired. NeNe Leakes recently sat down with Essence to set the record straight on a lot of those rumors. Check out her interview highlights below.
On rumors that the cast threatened to quit if Porsha is fired:
“I don’t know where that came from. I’ve never said that. We don’t group up together to do much. You know all of us aren’t goosing up together to be going to bat for Porsha. We don’t collectively do anything. But I will say this, I don’t think that Porsha deserves to get fired based of the fight with Kenya. I do think she was on the chopping block before she got into the fight. Fighting Kenya did not help her case.”
On the reunion show fight:
“Oh, there was a fight. In my opinion, [Kenya] provoked her. She continuously put something in her face. Porsha was really upset by it. Working on a show like The Housewives… it can be very dramatic. It can be very negative. It’s hard being on a show where you work with a bunch of woman who are constantly belittling you and cutting you down. Kenya has called Porsha a lot of things. At the reunion she repeatedly Porsha is dumb, and, just all kinds of things that. She felt belittled and she really had enough.”
On rumors that she wants Kenya fired:
“I don’t like Kenya. TMZ or somebody caught me one night coming out of Mr. Chows and I said, just jokingly, they need to get Kenya off the show. But seriously, I understand the reality world. There has to be a cuckoo bird. That is the entertainment so as far as The Housewives is concerned, whether I’m on the show or off the show, I always will support the show. I wanna see the show do very well, and I think Kenya brings an element to the show and they should have. I think all of that makes for great television.”
During Sunday night’s episode of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” there was a heartbreaking scene where Kenya Moore shared that her dog Velvet passed away after being viciously attacked by a neighbor’s dog. News of Velvet’s death was both terrifying and shocking and actually left some folks wondering whether or not the former pageant queen faked the dog’s death solely for the purpose of television ratings.
Kenya’s assistant, Bradon DeShazer, recently spoke out about the rumors and he insists that they’re absolutely “vile” and “irresponsible.”
“Anybody who has pets knows the kind of love you develop for them. To report that something like that would be staged … it’s disgusting,” Brandon told TMZ.
Brandon adds that Kenya is devastated over the “evil” reports. Say what you want about Kenya, but she definitely loved that dog.
Check out some never-before-seen footage of Kenya and Velvet during happier times.
While the reactions were mixed to season one of Blood Sweat and Heels, the ratings were so good that the show has been renewed for a second season. That’s right! Announcements were made today. And not only that, but the controversial show Thicker Than Water starring the Tankard family was also picked up for a second season. We spoke to Blood Sweat and Heel‘s cast member Brie Bythewood recently about the possibility of returning to the show if a second season was picked up, and she said she wasn’t against the idea, but she wasn’t jumping at the chance:
“If there is a season two, for sure, I would give it some thought. I don’t want to say that I wouldn’t do it. There’s so much positive that comes from doing a show like this, just because you do have a large audience and you do have a really free platform to stand up for the things you believe are right, and proper, and appropriate, and you want to share it with the world. In terms of my philanthropy, I think that’s a great platform. But hopefully, people get to see a more well-rounded version and more relatable version of Brie, and not just someone who seems as though she’s handed everything in life, because I do work very, very hard. I have two jobs that take up all my time. There’s very little of my life that I don’t work hard for.”
On top of BSH and Thicker Than Water, other renewed shows of course include The Real Housewives of Atlanta, The Real Housewives of New Jersey and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Shahs of Sunset, Don’t Be Tardy, Fashion Queens and more. But as for the new shows, Bravo has greenlit a whopping 16 new programs, which include Kandi’s wedding spin-off, Caroline Manzo’s spin-off, and more. Check out the full roster of new and returning Bravo shows over at the Bravo blog and share your thoughts on the return of Blood Sweat and Heels and Thicker Than Water, programs we’ve covered and discussed on MN.
“She Sound Crazy”: Derek J, Miss Lawrence On NeNe’s Decision To Pass Up Black Comedies That Don’t “Elevate” Her
If you watched this week’s episode of RHOA, there was a scene where NeNe met up with her manager to discuss future business endeavors and her acting career. At one point, he asked her why she passed up on the opportunity to appear on the Centric show, Mr. Box Office. In response, she said that she actually never read the script. In the confessional that followed, she said that she wanted to do shows that “elevate” her, instead of ones that keep her in the same place in her career. While that sounds reasonable, the fact that she didn’t even glance at the script rubbed folks on Twitter the wrong way, as she said that she passed up million dollar jobs and opportunities in the past because they weren’t what’s best for her. Folks on social media said that she was acting as though she was above doing shows like Mr. Box Office, but she shouldn’t be since she has only worked on a couple TV programs. Well, in their “Spilling The Tea” recap of Sunday’s episode, Derek J and Miss Lawrence spoke on her statements and said what everyone was thinking: “She sound crazy.”
Derek J: “I love NeNe to death, I really do, but she was sounding damn crazy. I understand that she got some roles and she’s done some things in LA. But you cant…Her agent was sending her scripts and she was talking about, ‘I don’t want to read it.’”
Miss Lawrence: “Yeah I heard her say, ‘I’ve turned down million dollar checks and million dollar jobs and stuff before.’ I’m like, girl, for real?”
Derek J: “Then she said she didn’t want to go to acting classes because she felt like the acting classes would take away her rawness as an actress. She sound crazy.”
Miss Lawrence: “She sounds real crazy. But here’s the thing, perhaps she was acting in that episode.”
Derek J: [[laughs] “If she was acting in that episode than A+!”
Miss Lawrence: “I would say she is acting. Because clearly, NeNe girl, it’s no shade, you know I live for you, but I seriously doubt you turned down a million dollar job unless it was a million dollar job for you to be a porn star or something and you just couldn’t go there. But I seriously doubt that anybody asked you to do that. But I do commend you on your clothing line!”
These two are quite the characters, but I do agree with them. The fact that when NeNe’s manager brought up the show she said “What was that!?” definitely gave the impression that she thought it was something not worth her time. I understand having standards, but when you’ve only done a few roles here and there, it just comes off sounding crazy, as both Miss Lawrence and Derek J pointed out. You better collect them checks. Check out what they had to say about that scene starting at the 3:30 mark:
What did you think of her comments during the show?
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.