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Exclusive: Demetria McKinney Continues Filming With Her ‘Supportive’ RHOA Cast Members

August 14th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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For weeks, there have been rumors floating around that “House of Payne” actress Demetria McKinney has been cast as the newest member of Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Atlanta.” Although the network has remained mum regarding the rumors up until this point, a reliable source has revealed to MadameNoire that the singer and actress will be starring in the new season. In fact, last night, Demetria hosted a party celebrating the release of her new music video for her single, “100,” featuring Da Brat at Harlem Nights in Atlanta.

The guest list consisted of many of Atlanta’s familiar faces, including Phaedra Parks, Apollo Nida, Cynthia Bailey, Peter Thomas, Porsha Williams, Kenya Moore, Kandi Burruss, Carmon Cambi, Derek J and Da Brat. Oh, and of course, Bravo cameras were in the building capturing the magic on film.

“Demetria sat at a booth with the Housewives. They were all interacting very well,” the source told us. “They were all supportive. There was a glitch and the video wouldn’t play, but they were all supportive like, ‘Girl, it’s okay. You know, it’s going to be alright.’”

“They all stayed the whole time until it was done.”

Unsurprisingly, Kenya and Porsha are still at each other’s throats.

“Of course, there was some shade. Kenya came in, hugged everybody else, looked at Porsha and looked her up and down. Then she threw her hand like, ‘Ugh.’”

Strangely, although Apollo stated a few weeks ago that he believes his marriage to Phaedra is pretty much over, it appears that the two may either be trying to work things out or are still trying to save face for the cameras.

“Later on, Apollo came. He came by himself. I don’t know why he came by himself and not with Phaedra. He did come in and kiss her and she wasn’t pulling back like, ‘Don’t give me no kiss,’ so…”

Adding to the awkwardness was Kandi’s former Xscape group member and apparent enemy, Tamika Scott, who was also in the building.

“I don’t think she spoke to Kandi at all,” the source revealed.

Interesting.

You can check out additional photos from the event on the following pages. Are you looking forward to seeing Demetria on the show this season?

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Larry Person of Jay Productions Agency

Larry Person of Jay Productions Agency

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Cynthia Hopes To Make Amends With NeNe: ‘We Had A Rough Patch’

August 11th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Tis the season for reality TV besties to kiss and make up? A few weeks ago, we told you that former “Basketball Wives” star Evelyn Lozada expressed a desire to patch things up with friend-turned-foe, Jennifer Williams. Now, it seems that Cynthia Bailey is also ready to bury the hatchet and move forward with ex-friend, NeNe Leakes.

“It’s a friendship,” Cynthia told the QC Scene. “We had a rough patch and I’m really looking forward to moving forward with her. I will always have love for NeNe regardless of whether we’re besties or not.”

As for whether or not a reconciliation will actually happen, Cynthia encouraged fans to tune in for the new season to find out.

“You just have to watch the show to see how the dynamics of our relationship, friendship has changed and evolved,” she said.

Nene recently spoke to us about her friendship with Cynthia and has this to say:

“Cynthia I honestly had a real friendship with her. I don’t know where all this is coming from. But it was sorted out on season 7 for all of your guys to see. But I must say I feel like I’m a great friend to everybody who’s really been a friend in my life.”

It’ll be interesting to see whether or not a reconciliation will actually occur, as NeNe has stated in recent months that she and the model-turned-reality-star’s friendship is a dead issue.

“I think that’s a done deal for me. I think that our friendship was great,” she told Us Weekly. “I feel like I was a great friend to her, I honestly think she was a great friend for me, I just think that our friendship has come to an end. It’s run its course.”

Do you think Cynthia and NeNe should give their friendship another try?

He Deserves It! Kandi Buys Todd A Corvette For His Birthday

August 2nd, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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We all watched Todd endure his fair share of hell from Kandi’s mother, Mama Joyce, on the “Real Housewives of Atlanta.” And most of us can agree that he handled it with more class than many of us would have–including Kandi herself. 

So with that in mind, it’s only right that Kandi show her man extra special attention whenever she can.

Todd’s birthday is coming up on August 4 but apparently, Kandi couldn’t wait to surprise him.

She posted a picture of her new husband in the white Corvette she bought him on Instagram. Here’s how she captioned it.

Happy Birthday to my love @todd167!!! I love you babe! His bday is Monday August 4th but we’re celebrating all weekend :* #stingray #corvette #MadeInTheUSA #HeLovesHisGift I’m a good wide! Lol! 

Yes, props to you Kandi. “You done good.”

#TeamWendy: Kenya Moore Defends Wendy Williams Against NeNe Leakes

July 31st, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Kenya Moore appears to have always been quite fond of Wendy Williams. However, it seems that she has a bit more of an incentive to adore the outspoken television personality these days: Porsha Stewart and NeNe Leakes’ beef with Wendy. Kenya was recently asked what she thinks of NeNe’s feud with Wendy and unsurprisingly, she repped #TeamWendy loudly and proudly.

“What’s your opinion on the Nene and Wendy beef?” one fan questioned.

“It’s petty. @WendyWilliams speaks her mind that’s why ppl watch,” Kenya responded.

“#teamwendy some people can’t take criticism it’s really not that serious. The truth hurts it u don’t have to believe it,” she continued.

Earlier this week, NeNe spoke to us about her beef with Wendy and the “Glee” star accused her former friend of being extremely harsh towards Black women on her show.

“She’s not only negative toward people, she is negative toward Black girls,” said NeNe. “And you’re a Black woman sitting up here. Now, I have a feeling why she’s saying it, but I just want people to know it was not about my Birkin bag, my bag was the last straw for me. She put on this sabotaging campaign for a very long time. So I wanted to do an open letter and just said to her ‘What did I do to you?!’ Because if I did anything to you, you need to tell me.”

NeNe went on to express that Wendy’s entire empire was built on being negative.

“We all know that Wendy has been very negative towards a lot people in the industry. That’s basically how she built her career. That’s fine with me. No tea and no shade. But the deal is I supported Wendy, I was supportive of Wendy.”

“All of a sudden it’s like Wendy flipped and went on some type of sabotaging campaign,” she continued. “Every time she would put my picture up, she said something negative about me. I don’t watch her show anymore because she has been so negative toward people.”

Thoughts?

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She Ain’t Going Nowhere: Reports Claim Phaedra Has Been Filming RHOA For A Month Now

July 29th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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Reports Claim Phaedra Has Been Filming RHOA For A Month Now

Over the weekend rumors started to swirl that Phaedra Parks wouldn’t be coming back for the next season of “Real Housewives Of Atlanta.” And while that would make sense considering all of the drama that’s currently brewing in her household right now, it doesn’t seem to be the case.

According to TMZ, not only is Phaedra scheduled to participate in the upcoming season, she’s been shooting for a month now. A source told TMZ that the rumors of her taking a leave of absence from the show are just not true.

And she’s not the only one. Her husband Apollo Nida will also appear on the show until he has to begin serving his eight year prison sentence for fraud. Though I did hear some tea that Phaedra refused to film with Apollo. Apparently, she was driving to a restaurant to do a scene and when she learned that Apollo was there, she said she wasn’t coming. But that’s all hearsay at this point.

Naturally, the cameras want to capture some of the drama associated with Apollo’s sentence and the stress and strain it’s caused in the Nida/Parks marriage.

The rumors that Phaedra was quitting may have surfaced because a source confirmed that Phaedra may skip some filming to take care of family business but that’s far from leaving the show altogether.

I wish I could say I was surprised. But honestly, this is the most interesting thing that’s ever happened to Phaedra and Apollo.

Doing Too Much: Kenya Moore Falls On Las Vegas Catwalk

July 21st, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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It’s a generally understood and accepted fact that Real “Housewife,” Kenya Moore has a flair for the dramatic. She spends her life doing the utmost. And it’s gotten her into a bit of trouble on more than one occasion. Yet she never seems to learn.

This past weekend, the reality TV star was participating in some type of competitive event at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Other Real Housewives from the other franchises were also in attendance where they teamed up with “high rollers” for a series of games they performed in front of a large audience.

In one of the games, the housewives were supposed to teach the high rollers how to work a catwalk. It seems like Kenya would be the perfect person for this. But it wasn’t long before she hit the floor and not with a dance step.

Take a look at the video below.

What we will say about Kenya though, she played it off pretty well and recovered like she starring in a sultry music video.

You can’t keep Kenya down.

Is This Miami Heat Player Porsha’s New Boo?

July 14th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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Last week, we reported about Porsha “revealing” her new boyfriend on Instagram. If you saw the post, you know she didn’t really show us anything. It was just a blurry picture of her and some dude standing next to each other.

And now that she’s put her business out there, inquiring minds want to know, who is Porsha’s new mystery man.

Well LALate.com, has a guess. According to the website reports have started to surface claiming that Norris Cole, of the Miami Heat is Porsha’s new man and that he’ll be present on the upcoming season of “Real Housewives of Atlanta.”

They write:

And she shared a picture of her boyfriend with his face blurred. Hilariously, Porsha, in sharing the picture of herself, also blurred out her own face, so you don’t know who she is either. That certainly makes a lot of sense. You can tell in the picture that the guy clearly as some form of a high top styled or similar haircut. The male is darker skinned than Porsha and the height of a basketball player.

Stewart says ‘I really haven’t said yet who I’m dating…there is someone special. I’m not ready to say yet. I’m not ready. I’ve been there before and I’ve put my relationship out there. If I’m signed again with Housewives, then of course I’ll share the situation, but tip then, you’ll have to wait and see.’

Apparently the digital path is being kept clean so far. Cole is not following Porsha or the show’s executive producer on Twitter, LALate can report. And RHOA”s executive producer is not following Cole either.

Y’all know it’s not official until it’s confirmed by Twitter. In case you want to see if you can glean any more clues from Porsha’s image check it out below and compare it to the other pictures Cole has posted on his Instagram account.

 

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This dude looks like a tenderoni.

Porsha’s Got A Man At Home, Reveals Him (Kind Of) On Instagram

July 11th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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Porsha Williams is sending out all types of hints that she’s taken yet another step in getting over her ex husband Kordell Stewart. The “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star has been playing quite coy on her Instagram account, basically letting everybody know that she’s dating.

Now, before you get too excited she’s not revealing any names or faces but the proof is undeniable.

First there was this meme…

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…which Porsha captioned Lol #guilty. 

Then there was this picture that clearly features a man but the image of the couple is completely faded out. And she captioned that one: #Him. 

porsha's got a man

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It’s funny Porsha and Kenya can’t seem to get along but they’re actually very similar. Kenya has been and is still on the same half reveal antics with her “boyfriend.” Kenya might be her nemesis but it certainly looks like Porsha’s taken a page or two out of her book on how to keep your name relevant in the reality tv game.

We’ll have to keep a close look at Porsha’s Instagram and Twitter to see if she drops any more hints about the identity of her new man. It’ll be interesting to see if he’ll make an appearance on RHOA which is rumored to start filming again soon. We’ll keep you posted.

Do you think Porsha is silly for blurring out this image or do you think it’s wise to keep her personal life private?

Did She Take It Too Far? Kenya Moore Responds To Apollo’s 8-Year Sentence

July 8th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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RHOA star Kenya Moore explains confronting Apollo during Sunday night's episode.

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Being that Kenya and Apollo had such a tense relationship, marred by inappropriate flirting and then vicious shade throwing at the reunion, it’s no surprise that today, when news of Apollo’s 8 year prison sentence broke, that Kenya would have something to say about her former “Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast mate. She took to Twitter to express her feelings and sympathies, with just an ounce of “I told you so.”

I’m never one to ride for Kenya and her antics, but I have to give this round to her. At the reunion when Apollo claimed that he made her and suggested that she put money on his books during his inevitable imprisonment, everyone turned their noses up in disgust. Where did this dude get off?! Sure the mess between the two of them was a big part of her storyline but trust and believe, Kenya has no problem finding numerous ways to create drama for herself, with or without Apollo. We’re sure she’ll be fine and continue to thrive in the messiness that is reality tv. And while people called it the shade of the century, I even felt a way when Phaedra came after her saying her future child could be fathered by a crazy murderer man who donated just so he could afford a pizza. Low blow. But seeing as how both Apollo and Kenya’s future criminal baby daddy might just run into each other in prison, Phaedra doesn’t have a whole lot of room to talk. 

What do you think about Kenya’s response? Should have taken this opportunity to take an additional dig or was it well deserved after all Apollo and Phaedra had to say about her?

Apollo Nida Sentenced To 8 Years In Prison For Bank Fraud, Phaedra Parks Doesn’t Attend Sentencing

July 8th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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First thing I thought about when I found out that Apollo Nida was sentenced was not him, or even Phaedra, but little Ayden and Dylan.

According to TMZ, Nida will spend the next eight years away from them as he serves time for cashing stolen checks, ID theft and laundering millions through phony bank accounts. This fraud game he was playing went on for four years while he tried to keep up with the Joneses. Considering that Nida could have faced a maximum of 30 years in prison, eight years is something of a “lucky break.” But a lot can happen in eight years that Nida will miss out on, including watching his boys grow up.

Part of the reason Nida was able to get a more lenient sentence was because he reportedly cooperated with the feds in order to share details on the criminal activities of others. But according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Nida wasn’t too happy about his sentence. The AJC says that he appeared annoyed when speaking on his way out of the courtroom, saying “The government did what they had to do.” Nida’s legal team tried to petition the court this week to have his sentence minimized, saying that his poor upbringing had a lot to do with his equally poor choices and never-ending legal troubles, and that his small-time criminal history doesn’t fit with him being categorized as being of Criminal History Category V. 

Before the sentencing, Nida apologized to everyone, saying “I want to apologize to the victims” and that he also wanted to “apologize to my family for letting them down.” But his family, as far as his wife and kids, were not present for the sentencing. There has been speculation for some time that Parks would part ways with her husband if he ended back up in jail, but she tried to refute such claims by saying she would stand by him until everything was resolved.

“…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.”

But I guess she got a little sick and tired of being sick and tired. 

Nida is free for now on his bond, but the AJC says that he will probably have to head to prison to start serving his time within the next three to six weeks.